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Putin’s Problem: What Happened To Russia’s Spetsnaz Special Forces In Ukraine? | 1945

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How Spetsnaz troops operated during the invasion of Ukraine.

derives from the Russian phrase vojska spetsialnogo naznachenie, which translates as “special purpose forces.” The organizations were expected to play a crucial role in the first hours and days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine of what was expected to be a quick victory.

During the early onset of the invasion, Russian Spetsnaz forces disguised as civilians hunted Ukrainian government officials and leaders such as President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. Spetsnaz units are extensively trained as tools for “political warfare,” but ultimately failed in disrupting or eliminating and key players in the Ukrainian government.

Source: https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/07/putins-problem-what-happened-to-russias-spetsnaz-special-forces-in-ukraine/

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