Recruitment for military service in the so-called 1st and 2nd Army Corps is underway in the parts of Luhansk and Donetsk regions temporarily occupied by Russia.
Their names and faces are unknown. They are seldom shown on TV. Their chevrons depict an owl raising a sword over Russia, and their commanders are being fiercely hunted by Russian special services. They are Ukrainian intelligence officers.
According to the USCC’s sources in the Ukrainian special services, Russia is taking active measures to expand its military presence in Belarus. Since March Russia has intensified joint military exercises of units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, introducing modern models of weapons and military equipment of Russian production.