Service sleeve insignia of the Sparta Battalion
Flag of the Sparta Battalion
|Active||Summer 2014 – present|
|Allegiance||Donetsk People's Republic|
|Size||about 1,000 troops|
|Part of||United Armed Forces of Novorossiya|
The Sparta Battalion (Russian: батальон «Спарта») is a special forces military unit of the Donetsk People's Republic which was led by the late Russian militant Arseny Pavlov ("Motorola"). The battalion took part in the Battle of Ilovaisk and Second Battle of Donetsk Airport.
- "The Battle of Ilovaisk: Details of a Massacre Inside Rebel-Held Eastern Ukraine". Newsweek. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
- "Ukraine Live Day 335: The Battle for Donetsk". The Interpreter. 18 January 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.