The world continues to monitor Russian troops and maneuvers at Ukraine’s vast borders, but esoteric groups of investigative journalists and military experts are on the ominous “Z” that has begun to appear on military hardware heading to Ukraine. I’m focusing.
Videos posted on social media show hundreds of tanks, communications vehicles, and rocket launchers across borders. Many of the things taken with the camera are drawn with a “Z” in a large white square.
Bellingcat reporter Aric Toler says his group has been watching the Russian military symbol for the past eight years, but they “do not know what they are doing. [the Zs] I have never seen it before. “So imagine the worst, I guess / fear,” he wrote on Twitter.
Some, like Rob Li, a leader in Russia’s defense policy, have seen a dramatic increase in social media followers thanks to their keen dissemination of what’s happening. “Russian troops near the border seem to be drawing markers (in this case, a” Z “) on vehicles to identify different MTFs and hierarchies,” he tweeted this weekend.
Others are guessing Russia was used in World War II by allies who used the symbol to avoid friendly fire accidents as a mess, as most Ukrainian tanks were in the Soviet era and were easily confused with the Russian fleet. I’m renting a play. There is also speculation that the “Z” can represent a Russian enemy number. 1: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed that he would not be put into action by a rattling saber all over the country.
To further confuse, the “Z” is not the Russian Cyrillic letter.
The phenomenon that some call the “Zoro Squad” is relatively new, but the threat of invasion of Russia’s sovereign state of Ukraine is beginning to age. At the end of Saturday, the Luhansk gas pipeline in eastern Ukraine exploded, causing an incident in which the company’s manager was called a “sabotage.”
After attending the Munich Security Conference, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Sunday that Europe was about to face “the greatest war since 1945,” and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s plans are “yes.” It has already begun in a sense. “
“You’re seeing not only the invasion from the east, but coming down from the north, down from Belarus, and actually surrounding Kiev,” Johnson told the BBC. “People need to understand the enormous costs that can come with human life.”