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    Viktor Karpov: Boyovyi prapor suchasnoyi Ukrayinskoyi armiyi [The battle flag of contemporary Ukrainian Army], in Viyskovo-istorychnyi almanakh.- Kyiv, 2001. - No.1 (2). - P. 110-121.

Overview

These Ukrainian flags are depicted at the below web site <www.mil.gov.ua>:
1) Land Forces
2) Air Forces
3) Forces of Air Defense
4) Navy
David C. Fowler, 2 March 2004


Armed Forces of Ukraine


image by Eugene Ipavec, 29 April 2008


emblem
image by Eugene Ipavec, 29 April 2008

The Armed Forces of Ukraine flag was established by Presidential Decree No. 705 of September 3, 2009.
Source: http://www.mil.gov.ua/ministry/simvolika-ta-nagorodi/
Esteban Rivera, 4 July 2014

I visited Museum of Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kiev  in January 2008 and took photos of flags and bought some Ukrainian flags books issued in 2007.
This image is the Colors of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ["prapor oborozhenih sil Ukrayine"].
Nozomi Kariyasu and Eugene Ipavec, 21 March and 29 April 2008


Land Forces Flag


image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 April 2008


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image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 April 2008

Land Forces flag ( Ukrainian Ground Forces (Ukrainian: Сухопутні Війська ЗСУ,Sukhoputni Viys’ka ZSU) also established by Decree No. 705 of September 3, 2009.
Source: http://www.mil.gov.ua/ministry/simvolika-ta-nagorodi/
Official website within the Ministry of Defence.
The Land Forces Commander flag is actually a gonfalon as seen here also established by this same Decree, Decree No. 705 of September 3, 2009.
Esteban Rivera, 4 July 2014

I visited Museum of Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kiev  in January 2008 and took photos of flags and bought some Ukrainian flags books issued in 2007.
This image is based on those.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 March 2008

Previous Flag (?)


from <www.dod.niss.gov.ua> located by Michael Simakov 15 June 1999

Ground Forces flag
Joseph McMillan, 8 August 1999

Land Forces 1990's project


image by Eugene Ipavec, 5 May 2008

I visited Museum of Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kiev  in January 2008 and took photos of flags and bought some Ukrainian flags books issued in 2007.
This image is based on those.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 March 2008


Air Force Flag


image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 April 2008


emblem
image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 April 2008

Flag of Air Force  ("Viyskovo-povitryany syly" in Ukrainian). This flag was not adopted yet. But probably it will be adopted in nearest future.
Victor Lomantsov, 26 June 2002

I visited Museum of Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kiev  in January 2008 and took photos of flags and bought some Ukrainian flags books issued in 2007.
This image is based on those.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 March 2008


image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 April 2008

Reminiscent of Soviet Air Force flag.
Eugene Ipavec, 12 April 2008

Previous Flags


image from <www.dod.niss.gov.ua> located by Michael Simakov, 15 June 1999


Air Defence Flag


image by Eugene Ipavec, 5 August 2008

Flag of Air Defence  ("Viyska protypovitryanoy oborony" in Ukrainian). This flag was not adopted yet. But probably it will be adopted in nearest future.
Victor Lomantsov, 26 June 2002

Ukraine seems to be following the Soviet practice (still maintained in Russia also, I believe), of dividing its air force into seperate tactical and air defense service branches. Thus there is no single "Ukrainian Air Force".
Tom Gregg, 27 June 2002

Previous Flag (?)


from <www.dod.niss.gov.ua> located by Michael Simakov 15 June 1999

This is the Flag of the AIr Defence. Most ex - soviet allies maintain four arms of services: Army, Air Force, Navy and Air Defence. On the site of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, this appears clearly.  
Romain Darbellay, 7 August 1999

Air Defense Forces flag.
Joseph McMillan, 8 August 1999

The blue flag with three arrows is NOT the border guard flag, but the Air Defence Force flag. [My translation using an Ukrainian-English dictionary] This is a continuation of the Soviet practice of maintaining seperate air force and air defence force.
Miles Li, 8 August 1999


Colour for Military Units


from <www.uarmy.com.ua>, located by Dov Gutterman, 25 June 2002

Colour for military units - The motto on the anverse side (right side on this image): "For Ukraine, for her liberty". Full name of military unit on the reverse side. This flag was not adopted yet. But probably it will be adopted in nearest future.
Victor Lomantsov, 26 June 2002

In the  "prototype" image above the reverse text reads literally "full name of military unit", supposedly to be replaced with appropriate name in real flags.
Željko Heimer and Victor Lomantsov, 1 July 2002