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Маски-шоу - Special Forces of Ukraine - Netflix
Like all post-Soviet states, Ukraine inherited its special forces (Spetsnaz) units from the remnants of the Soviet armed forces, GRU and KGB units. Ukraine now maintains its own Spetsnaz structure under the control of the Ministry of Interior, and under the Ministry of Defense, while the Security Service of Ukraine maintains its own Spetsnaz force, the Alpha group. The term “Alpha” is also used by many other post Soviet states such as Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan as these units are based on the Soviet Union's Alpha Group. Ukraine's Spetsnaz forces have had a dubious reputation as they have been used by the government of the day to extort, scare, and blackmail businesses and individuals. Moreover, many units, especially those of the Security Service of Ukraine, are highly autonomous and essentially functioned as mercenaries for various oligarchs or government officials. During the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution Spetsnaz units have been suspected of carrying out sniper attacks on protesters in Kiev. Because of this reputation many units were dismissed after the fall of president Yanukovych.
Маски-шоу - See also - Netflix
Spetsnaz List of special forces units List of special law enforcement units
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