5th Spetsnaz Brigade

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5th Spetsnaz Brigade
5-а асобна брыгада спецыяльнага прызначэння.jpg
Active 1963 – present
Country

 Soviet Union (1963–1991)

 Belarus (1992–present)
Branch

Soviet Army (1963–1991)

Special Forces of Belarus (1992–present)
Type Special forces
Garrison/HQ Marina Gorka
Motto(s) Anywhere, anytime, any problem
Commanders
Current
commander
Alexey Popov

The 5th Spetsnaz Brigade is a special forces brigade of the Armed Forces of Belarus, formerly part of the Soviet Spetsnaz GRU.

History[edit]

It was formed at Maryina Gorka, Minsk Oblast, 1 January 1963 as the 5th Special Forces Brigade GRU. It initially had two battalions. On 3 April 1978 renamed 5th independent Special Forces Brigade GRU.[1] Took the oath of allegiance to Belarus on 31 December 1992, now part of the Special Forces of Belarus (ru:Силы специальных операций ВС РБ) along with two brigades formerly part of the 103rd Guards Airborne Division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Holm, 5th independent Special Forces Brigade, accessed 2014.

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