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 Russia shifts Spetsnaz from Novoazovsk to Kominternove, - MoD Intelligence. PHOTO

Russia has redeployed a special forces unit in the occupied Donbas.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Ukraine's Defense Intelligence, a unit of the 45th Separate Special Purpose Brigade (Kubinka) of Russia's Airborne Troops has been redployed from Novoazovsk to Kominternove (the Donetsk region). This may cause an increase in sabotage and reconnaissance activities of Russia's occupation troops in the so-called gray area near Mariupol.

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The 45th Brigade (former 45th Separate Special Forces Regiment) was directly involved in the occupation of Crimea. Since 2014, they have regularly conducted sabotage and reconnaissance operations in the Donbas. Brigade's commander is Colonel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Pankov Vadim Ivanovich.

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