Paratroopers and special ops forces day celebrated today


The elite units of the army celebrate the Day of paratroopers and special ops forces today. The first time airborne troops were deployed to carry out a tactical mission was in 1930 during exercises near Voronezh, Russia. Today in Belarus, the so-called “blue berets” represent the special ops forces. Despite the change of name, the tasks remain the same: counter-sabotage, reconnaissance and enemy deterrence. One Belarusian platoon has been trained for participation in UN peacekeeping operations.