Russian Special Forces are Operating in Ukraine

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Sources in the Interior Ministry of Ukraine have confirmed the operations of the Russian Special Forces in Ukraine. They are located on the territory of the “Sokil” hockey club, media reports. The unit, which is used to capture and eliminate the Maidan activists, is housed on the territory of the former “Sokil” hockey club.

According to a source at the Interior Ministry, there is basis to believe that a 40-person Russian Special Forces unit has been operating secretly in Ukraine since January 20. According to Ukrainian internet news site http://censor.net.ua citing uainfo.org the unit’s base is located at 54b Gamarnik street, the resort of “Pushcha Voditsya,” formerly hockey club “Sokil.”

Currently access to the resort is highly restricted. The number of the Interior Ministry staff liaising with the Russian unit is limited, with no staff rotation. The unit’s fighters are dressed in the [Ukrainian riot police] “Berkut” uniforms, but also wear civilian clothing.

The unit uses police and special operations vehicles when carrying out a mission.

Source: censor.net

Translation by: @iFirebrand

Edited by Mariana Budjeryn

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