The Kastus Kalinoŭski Regiment

The Kastus Kalinoŭski Regiment (until May 21, 2022 – the Kastus Kalinoŭski Battalion) is a military formation within the Armed Forces of Ukraine, created in March 2022 to protect Ukraine from Russian invasion. It consists of Belarusian volunteers.

It got its name in honor of Kastus Kalinoŭski, the leader of the national liberation uprising of 1863-1864 in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania annexed by the Russian Empire. He is a national hero of Belarus.

The Regiment consists of the "Volat" battalion and the "Litvin" battalion, which is at the stage of formation.

Volunteers of the Kalinoŭsky Regiment consider Russia to be a common enemy of Belarus and Ukraine. The liberation of Ukraine from the Russian invaders will inevitably lead to the weakening and, as we hope, the beginning of the collapse of the Putin regime. This will make it possible to put an end to the history of the existence of Lukashenko's regime in Belarus. This is the mission of Polk Kalinowski: "Liberation of Belarus through the liberation of Ukraine."


History of the regiment

Spring 2014

Belarusian volunteers have been participating in the Russian-Ukrainian war since the spring of 2014. A group of Belarusians took part in the battles for Pesky near the Donetsk airport in July 2014. In the same year, the "Pagonia" detachment was formed. In June 2015, the "Belarus" tactical group was formed, which participated in the battles for Avdeyevka, Pesky, Valnavakha, Marinka.

March 2,

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine on March 2, 2022, the first company of foreigners, mainly Belarusians was formed in the Ukrainian army. Initially, it included about 40 people. Among the first fighters are members of the "Belarus" tactical group, members of the "Bely Legion' and the "Molody Front". Three days later, on March 5, Ukraine was defended by 200 Belarusian volunteers, and more than 300 Belarusians ready to join the Foreign Legion were in Poland.

March 4,

Belarusian volunteer Ilya "Litvin" died in defensive battles on the approaches to Kyiv.

March 9,

Belarusian volunteers announced their unification into the battalion named after Kastus Kalinoŭski. The main task of the Battalion: today we are defending Ukraine, tomorrow we will liberate Belarus.

March 25, 2022

On March 25, 2022, on Freedom Day, the Belarusian volunteers of the battalion named after Kastus Kalinoŭski took a solemn vow to liberate and defend Belarus: "As long as the stomping of Pursuit is heard in my heart - to live for you, to die for you, to revive your greatness! Long live Belarus!" The Kalinoŭsky battalion became part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The words of the oath sounded in the Belarusian language, the Kalinoŭski's warriors swore to the memory of their famous ancestors who fought for the freedom of their people and their homeland for centuries.

March 26, 2022

Zmytser Apanasovich, a soldier of the Kastus Kalinoŭski battalion, with the call sign "Terror", died of a combat wound near the city of Irpin. On this day, the battalion destroyed three BMPs of the Russian invaders, but Apanasovich was seriously wounded. It was not possible to save his life.

May 15,

During the liberation operation of an Ukrainian village from the Russian invaders, the commander of the reconnaissance company of the Kastus Kalinoŭski battalion Paval with the call sign "Volat" was mortally wounded.

May 21,

The battalion announced the creation of the Belarusian regiment named after Kastus Kalinoŭski, which will include two combat battalions.

June 4, 2022

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine honored the fighters of the regiment named after Kastus Kalinovsky with the awards "For combat merit" and "Ukraine - above all!" - for the unimaginable courage shown during the execution of combat tasks.

June 17, 2022

Fighters of the Kastus Kalinoŭski regiment received the Ukrainian state awards "For combat merits" and "Ukraine above all".

June 26, 2022

In the battles near Lisichansk, the commander of the Volat battalion Ivan Marchuk with the call sign "Brest" was killed. Vasyl "Syabro" Parfyankov and Vadim "Papik" Shatrov are officially considered missing. Vasyl "Atam" Grudovik received life-threatening injuries. Jan "Trombley" Dzurbeyka and Sergey "Klesch" Degtsev were captured by the Russians.

July 28, 2022

The "Volat" battalion performed the tasks assigned to it in the Southern direction. The soldiers were preparing for the assault on the position where the units of the Russian troops were entrenched. For ten days, the fighters of the engineering and sapper group of the "Volat" battalion secretly laid paths in the minefields for a successful operation. Despite the enemy's attempts to hold on to fortified positions, the assault that took place on July 28 was successful: another Ukrainian village was freed from the invaders.

The way of the fighter


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You arrive at the headquarters of the Regiment in Ukraine. You pass an interview, get to know the commanders.


You join the training company and undergo training.

We never send untrained volunteers to the front, even if they themselves want.

Classes are held by discipline: general military training, tactical training by NATO methods, physical training, psychological training, tactical medicine, shooting training.

The basic training period is 4 weeks. Training in additional special military skills takes place during the entire period of service.


After completing the training, you sign a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and begin the service.

According to your abilities and experience, you can choose different options for service: combat, guard, administrative service. Each of them is divided into internal, more detailed divisions according to the specifics of the activity.

Every Belarusian volunteer will be able to find his place in the Regiment, where his abilities will work at their maximum.

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Special recruitment


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  • you will receive special training from qualified tactical medicine instructors and qualify as a paramedic;
  • after training, you will sign a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, then you will receive a military ticket and a monthly salary;
  • the medical service of the Kalinoŭski Regiment works in the "yellow" and "green" zones and on ambulances.
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  • diagnosis of breakdowns and their elimination;

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