History of the Marine Corps

Modern Marines are the heirs of the best combat traditions, from the glorious Cossacks to the participants of the liberation struggle of the early XX century.

The celebration of the day of the Marine Corps of Ukraine takes place on May 23 every year.

It was on this day in 1918 that Hetman Skoropadsky issued an all-Ukrainian decree on the Maritime Department “On the beginning of the formation of a marine brigade consisting of three regiments for service.”

Today, Marines, together with other units of the Ukrainian army, heroically defend Ukraine from Russian invaders, fighting for the right to freedom and peaceful life.

Learn all the key, important and the most interesting facts about the Ukrainian Marine Corps in this section!