"As judged by his photos, this is Vitaliy's second mission, at this time to the Eastern Ukraine. On the picture, Vitaliy is posing in Krasnosulinsky District, the Rostov region, close to the Ukrainian border.
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"It was reported back in April of last year that subversive groups of Russian Special Forces, in particular from the 2nd special brigade, had been acting in the Eastern Ukraine.
"Note: The brigade is located near Pskov, the village of Promezhitsy. The area of responsibility of the brigade is Baltic countries and Scandinavia, though it can be used for other directions. Even their slogan reads "Anytime, Anywhere, Any tasks!"
The structure of the brigade includes three main combat units - squads (battalion) of special purpose consisting of several companies, as well as a signal company and other support units.
The brigade has fighting experience since the war in Afghanistan. Its subdivisions also participated in Caucasian wars - in Chechnya and Dagestan. During and after the Russian-Georgian war in July 2008, reconnaissance groups of the brigade carried out "combat tasks" in occupied territory of Samachablo (the so-called South Ossetia), Georgia.