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Ukraine – Police Flags

Last modified: 2023-09-23 by martin karner
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image by Zachary Harden, 17 November 2022
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National Police

The National Police of Ukraine, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, was created in July 2015 to replace the Soviet-era "Militsiya" after the latter needed to be reformed after the events of the dissolution of the Soviet Union but also after Euromaidan.
The Police flag was adopted by Presidential Decree № 692/2015, enacted on December 9, 2015. The flag contains the emblem of the police flag centered on a dark blue background. The ratio of the flag is 2x3 and the size of the emblem is 7/9 of the width of the flag.
Zachary Harden, 17 November 2022

Tornado SWAT-police anti-terror unit

image located by William Garrison

Listed on eBay: The blue-field flag of the Ukraine "Торнадо" (Tornado) SWAT-police anti-terror unit.
William Garrison, 24 February 2022

The "Tornado" unit is no longer standing as of June 2015 due to an order by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (
However, it is possible to still purchase flags of this unit online as modern reproductions.
Zachary Harden, 17 November 2022

Ukrainian Thin Blue Line Flag?

    images located/drawn by Marc Pasquin

An UFE worn as a patch on the helmet of a policeman in the ukrainian city of Severodonetsk. Because it appears to be a black and yellow flag with a shield and a thin blue line in the middle, I wonder if this might be the Ukrainian equivalent of the US Thin Blue Line Flag? (see DW News video at 0:41)
Marc Pasquin, 26 May 2022

Liut Brigade


still image located by William Garrison

The Liut Brigade (Ukrainian: ЛЮТЬ, lit. "fury", also spelled Lyut) is an assault brigade of the National Police of Ukraine formed on January 13, 2023, as a merger of three Special Purpose units from the war in Donbas (Full name: United Assault Brigade of the National Police of Ukraine "Lyut" of the Special Purpose Police Department). (source, source)
located by Martin Karner

The flag photo above is taken from a CBS report (video at 6:45) about the liberation of Andriyivka by Ukrainian troops on 17 September 2023, the Liut Brigade being part of them (still image).
Inscription above: Combined Assault Brigade (обєднана штурмова бригада); below: Liut (ЛЮТЬ)
located by William Garrison, 18 September 2023

Unit banner

image located by Martin Karner

Inscriptions: above: "Combined Assault Brigade Liut" (обєднана штурмова бригада ЛЮТЬ)
                     below: "National Police of Ukraine" (національна поліція україни)
                     ribbon: "To serve and to protect" (служити та захищати)

The Liut Brigade got its unit banner from President Zelensky on February 24, 2023 (pictures on X (Twitter), picture).
Zachary Harden, 19 September 2023


image located by Martin Karner

Inscription: "Combined Assault Brigade Liut" (обєднана штурмова бригада ЛЮТЬ)

Special Purpose Battalion "Tsunami" (цунамі)

image located by Martin Karner

Flag of the Special Purpose Battalion "Tsunami" (цунамі), which took part in the liberation of Klishchiyivka and Andriyivka on 17/18 September 2023. It's a sub-unit of the Liut Brigade (source, picture).
located by Martin Karner, 18 September 2023

See also unit logo (inscription: "Special Purpose Battalion Tsunami", picture) and morale patch (inscription: "Assault Regiment Tsunami", picture).
located by Zachary Harden