: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian Spetsnaz Personnel Detained in Ukraine


Ukrainian military spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, told a press conference on May 17 that two Russian Spetsnaz (special forces) personnel were arrested by government forces 15 kilometers from Luhansk. The details surrounding the detentions are important to understand Russian actions in southeastern Ukraine. Since the outset of the conflict in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing Donetsk and Luhansk provinces), Russian Spetsnaz were at the forefront of military operations. Clearly these forces play a pivotal role in certain Russian operations, while their organization and units have experienced the upheaval of reform in recent years, raising questions as to their future operational roles …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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