Ukrainian paratroopers abandoned the blue berets

Украинские десантники отказались от голубых беретов

Ukrainian paratroopers

New maroon beret will symbolize the color of blood spilled in battle for the freedom of Ukraine.

Airmobile troops of Ukraine will cease to use the beret blue. Instead, the form will be used by the maroon berets

This is stated in the message of command of airborne troops of Ukraine published in Facebook.

“Only seven countries in the world use for their airborne divisions blue. Russia and countries which until recently was addicted to it: Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine”, – stated in the command.

It is also noted that in Bulgaria, the blue berets are used by the special forces.

At the same time, 59 countries (where assault units are not simultaneously forces special operations) use a maroon beret. In particular, the 19 countries of NATO. In some countries, assault units, performing the role of the special forces, green berets use.

It is reported that the maroon beret was chosen. Exactly what hats of this color used air infantry of the UK, which is the first in the world formed the first full-fledged combat individual airborne division.

Command airborne added that Burgundy will also symbolize the color of blood spilled in the battle for state sovereignty, territorial integrity and freedom of Ukraine.

“Out of respect for the victories of the Ukrainian paratroopers under the current Russian-Ukrainian war, they proposed to use takes as the only everyday and ceremonial headdress. From soldier to General of the army. Not the cap, and takes the colour of the blood shed in the battle for state sovereignty, territorial integrity and freedom of Ukraine”, – is told in the message.

In command of the airborne forces of Ukraine noted that the changes will affect berenyi and signs of the paratroopers. Now they will be the cupola of the parachute as a symbol of airborne units around the world, wings of the Archangel Michael and the sword of fire with which he burns the sacred fire of defilement.

In addition, the Ukrainian paratroopers will receive new daily and dress uniform.

As reported Корреспондент.netin the summer of 2016 in Ukraine troops became a separate kind of troops and special operations forces (SSO) in a separate military force. This decision was made by the Verkhovna Rada.

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