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From Southern Military District (Russia), ground forces and artillery:

BTG (Brigade Tactical Group) from the 18th Motor Rifle Brigade - Chechnya, Khankala/Kalinovskaya (the so called “Chechen battalion”);
BTG from the 17th Motor Rifle Brigade - Chechnya, Shali (The Caucusus);
BTG from the 136th Motor Rifle Brigade - Botlikh, Dagestan (The Caucusus);
BTG from the 205th Motor Rifle Brigade - Budyonnovks, Stavropol Krai (Russia);
BTG from the 19th Motor Rifle Brigade - Vladikavkaz, Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (The Caucusus);
BTG from the 7th Military Base in occupied Abkhazia, Georgia;
BTG from the 33rd Mountain Motor Rifle Brigade - Maykop, Republic of Adygea (Russia)(The Caucusus);
Mixed division from the 291st Artillery Brigade - Troitskaya, Ingushetia (The Caucusus);
Mixed company from the 78th Logistic Brigade, Budyonnovsk, Stavropol Krai;

From Airborne Forces:

76th division - Pskov (Airborne unit from northern Russia);
BTG from 98th division - Ivanovo (Russia) (Airborne);
BTG from 45th Detached Reconnaissance Regiment - Kubinka (Moscow Oblast);
BTG from 247th Regiment of the 7th division - Novorossiysk (Krasnodar Krai, Russia);

Units Reported to be in or near Ukraina:

Units of the Southern Military District

From 20th Motor Rifle Brigade - Volgograd (Russia) (250 km from Ukraina);
From the 34th Mountain Motor Rifle Brigade - Karachay-Cherkessia Republic (The Caucusus);
From the 943rd Artillery Regiment (BM-27 Uragan) - Krasnooktyabrsk settlement, Adygea;
Units of the 1st Missile Brigade (OTR-21 Tochka, 9K720 Iskander) - Krasnodar;

From other military regions of the Russian Federation:

From the 23rd Motor Rifle Brigade - Samara;
BTG/RTG of Airborne Forces - from the 56th Guards Air Assault Brigade - Volgograd (250 kilometers from Ukraina);
From the 106th division - Tula (Airborne unit Near Moscow);

GRU units, located in the South of Russia:

10th Special Forces Brigade - Molkino, Krasnodar Krai;
22nd Special Forces Brigade - Aksay, Rostov Oblast (Near Ukraina);
100th Experimental Reconnaissance Brigade - Mozdok, Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (The Caucusus);
346th Special Forces Brigade - Prokhladny, Kabardino-Balkar Republic (The Caucusus);
25th Special Forces Regiment - Stavropol; (About 250 km south of Rostov)

GRU units from other military regions of the Russian Federation:

2nd Special Forces Brigade - Pskov (Northern Russia);
16th Special Forces Brigade - Tambov (Central Russia);
3rd Special Forces Brigade - Ulyanovsk.

A second list of units said to be involved in Ukraina (there are repeats of the first list):

136th Motorized Brigade of Dagestan, Botlih. The battalion comprised mostly of troops of Dagestanis, Ossetians, Kabardins, and Asian ethnicity.
18th Motorized Brigade of Chechnya, Khankala/Kalinovskaya. The battalion in the vast majority comprised of local Chechens, Dagestanis, and Kabardian.
17th Motorized Brigade in Chechnya, Shali. National composition of the battalion is Dagestanis, Chechens, Ossetians, Kabardins, and Asians. 8th Mountain Brigade (Mountain) in Chechnya, Borzoi. The national unit of mixed composition, Dagestanis, Chechens, Ossetians, Kabardins, and Asians.
19th Motorized Brigade (Northern Ossety - Alania, Vladikavkaz/Ingushetia, Troitskaya). The battalion is stationed in Ingushetia with the 291st Artillery Brigade. The vast majority of the Brigade are local Ingush, but there are also Dagestanis, Kabardins, and Asians.
4th Russian Military Base (Samachablo, the so-called “South Ossetia”, Tskhinvali/Dzhava), staffed by local Kudar Ossetians and Ossetian residents of North Ossetia and Alania in the Russian Federation.

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