Photos Counter Terror and Special Mission / Operations Units

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140th Center Special Operations Unit Ministry of Defense. Ukraine.
 
No issues with training. But the level of equipment varies, earlier, more established teams, especially from the capital of Kyiv have all the "toys" (although, definitely not on the level of comparable Western units). The teams stationed on the periphery have to make due with what's left.

I see. Well then that is a practice I honestly don't understand and approve of. Like in a lot of countries it is very common to have a more than ever required number of additional teams and many countries, including the US and the UK even active reserves. It is better to focus all attention and summs on primary cadres' training, upkeep and recruitment - the premise with those units in particular is surgical precision, not strenght in numbers. Everything else can be covered by special police squads that get anti terror training.
 
I see. Well then that is a practice I honestly don't understand and approve of. Like in a lot of countries it is very common to have a more than ever required number of additional teams and many countries, including the US and the UK even active reserves. It is better to focus all attention and summs on primary cadres' training, upkeep and recruitment - the premise with those units in particular is surgical precision, not strenght in numbers. Everything else can be covered by special police squads that get anti terror training.

They don't have sufficient numbers even now. The Ukrainian SWAT-type units called KORD seem to be very well equipped. Can't comment on training. However, as you can imagine there is a lot of rivalry going on between SBU units and Ministry of Interior ones. Same with National Guard and Ministry of Defense. You saw "Azov", even elite Airborne and Marines unit can't compare to them when it comes to equipment.
 
I know its a thing even here in Germany, and its a source of coordination problems when something happens. Georgia solved that problem with establishing a Crisis Management Council so in case of terrorist attack for example there is a clearly defined structure and rivalry has been effectively eliminated ( tough in our case that still doesn't stop gov officials from personaly coordinating such operations because they feel like some tactical genius mil-smile06 ) Division as loose as it sometimes seems to be in regards to responsibility and tasks, is still clearly defined for each agency / ministry. For example, domestic crime should first and foremost be a concern to the MIA, while domestic and international terrorism that of the SBU. If the units of respective agencies are qualified to support eachother in the some areas because of similar training, than that advantige must be utilized properly, otherwise it's gonna be more of a mess.
 
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photos are from 'Egypt Defence Review' and Printerest
 
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Backpacks, gloves, multitools, glasses, knee and elbow pads , pretty much all of the accessories are from me. All the combat gear is supplied by the Ukrainian government.

That is quite a contribution from your part @berkut76 . I really hope it is recognized and remembered. Good man. ;)
 
That is quite a contribution from your part @berkut76 . I really hope it is recognized and remembered. Good man. ;)

Not by the Ukrainian government. You know how things are in the post-Soviet States :) But I have a civilian medal and countless commendations. heck, even my mom has a medal for humanitarian contributions. But yeah, if you want something from the Ukrainian government as a recognition, don't get involved in the first place.
 

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