22nd Army Corps (Russian Federation)

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22nd Army Corps
22-й армейский корпус
Sleeve patch of the 22nd Army Corps.svg
CountryFlag of Russia.svg  Russian Federation
BranchNaval Ensign of Russia.svg  Russian Navy
TypeCombined arms
Part of Black Sea Fleet
Corps HQ Simferopol
Engagements 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 22nd Army Corps (Russian : 22-й армейский корпус, romanized: 22-y Armeyskiy Korpus-в/ч 73954) is a corps of the coastal defence troops of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy. Formed in 2017 after the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, the corps is headquartered in Simferopol and controls units based in Crimea.


In February and March 2022 the corps played a leading role in the invasion of Ukraine, operating in Southern Ukraine. [1] [2]


The 22nd Army Corps was formed on 1 December 2016, after the annexation of the Crimea by Russia. The corps includes units of the coastal troops of the Black Sea Fleet, and is ultimately part of the Southern Military District. [3] [4] [5] [6]

The 126th Coastal Defence Brigade had been activated from a previous Ukrainian formation in December 2014 and joined the corps.

In December 2018, the corps was presented with colours after distinguishing itself on combat missions. [4]

General Major Denis Lyamin was reported as the corps commander in June 2021. [7] From February 2022 Lyamin was one of the commanders of the invasion of Ukraine from Crimea; he was declared a war criminal by Ukraine. [8]

General Major Arkady Marzoev was reported as taking over command of the corps in November 2021, [9] and was promoted to lieutenant general on 7 December 2022. [10]

Ammunition depots of the 22nd Army Corps were struck on 14 May 2022 in the 2022 Chornobaivka attacks during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. [11]

Units subservient to the 22nd Army Corps

Formations and units of the corps included:




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  7. "The commander of the army corps of the Black Sea Fleet congratulated the veterans on the Victory Day". news.myseldon.com. Archived from the original on 2021-06-24. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  8. "Украина объявила подозрение российскому генералу, организовавшему вторжение оккупантов из Крыма на Херсонщину". espreso.tv (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2022-03-24. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  9. "Генерал-майор Аркадий Марзоев назначен командиром 22-го армейского корпуса". sevosetia.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2022-03-20. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
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  11. Konoplyova, Marina (14 April 2022). "Чорнобаївка 15.0. Знищені склади з боєприпасами ворога (ВІДЕО)". ShoTam (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 14 April 2022. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
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  14. "Танкисты армейского корпуса Черноморского флота выполнили стрельбы из вооружения танков Т-72Б3 : Министерство обороны Российской Федерации". Archived from the original on 2021-10-18. Retrieved 2022-01-09.
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  17. "Army corps in Crimea to be complemented with rocket battalion - Commander". Archived from the original on 2022-01-14. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
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  20. "After the defeats in Ukraine, the Kremlin continues the "cleansing" of the top leadership of the army and navy of the Russian Federation - GUR". 22 April 2022.

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