The Azov regiment is a National Guard of Ukraine regiment, have conducted a military parade in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Azov Regiment the passage of military vehicles and infantry in honor of the second anniversary of the liberation of the city of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists forces.
The Azov Regiment is a National Guard of Ukraine regiment. The unit is based in Mariupol in the Azov Sea coastal region. It saw its first combat experience recapturing Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists forces in June 2014. Initially a volunteer militia, formed as the Azov Battalion on 5 May 2014 during the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine, since 12 November 2014 Azov has been incorporated into the National Guard of Ukraine. All members of the unit are under contract of and serve as part of the National Guard of Ukraine.
More than half of the Battalion members are from eastern Ukraine and speak Russian, and some of its recruits come from the eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.