Taken in 2011, these photographes haven’t been released before. Take a look at a Georgian special police squad in action.
all vote for Non-Violent Non-Participation !! this must end
Hut hut hut hut…
Using American M-4 carbines, I see.
Yes. I have seen this type of training before. They have been supplied with Amerikan M-4′s, MP-5 and Aimpoint sight systems. Their training and formation is that of SEAL.
Their ability to run away in real war is that of a Jamaican. Lol.
You better not dink and drive in Georgia. These guys are serious.
and what patrol cars are ussed in russia?
There are many. Every region chooses whatever it wants. Moscow have a lot of Mercedes and some Crown Victorias, for example. Some regions use Ladas. You may also see Toyota or Hyindai in Far East and MRAP in Caucasus.
The Georgian Special Forces really use synthetic ghillie suits? Somehow I doubt it!
lol when it comes to business they will abandon their equipment and run
You’d think with all that nice gear they would’ve performed a bit better against conscripts.
“Georgian Special Police Squad”. Trans = Georgian Death Squad.
I’ll bet they never met a toddler they couldn’t kill.
Their battle readiness was ‘proven’ during conflict with Russia. Despite of US and Isreali ‘advisors’ they car run as fast as Formula 1 bolids.
? its englishRussia
because georgia was a part of ussr, i think
“Special Police Squad” in forest camo? Is there a lot of swamp & jungle for the Police to work in?
russians hating? that means georgias doing good!
this is how modern special forces look
not 70s weapons and equipment like in russia
Lol. Just take a good look at even a regular Russian infantry squad. See how much of their equipment is older than the ones shown here.
PS. most people commenting here are American, not Russian. I’m an exception.
Its not about modern. If that was the case then they would not have run like mad men during the Russia/Georgia conflict. Spitnazz would wipe out this fools in 5 minutes with their so called modern equipment.
only because of majority of forces and gear.
just look at map, russians are like ants, you can keep sending them as ww2 when germans went out of amo.
Then you have never seen the Spetsnaz in action. GO search it on youtube, there are plenty of good videos about them.
Russians were outnumbered during the whole war, actually. It’s not like they brought all the might of Motherland combined.
(Ah, yes, demographic potentials of Nazi Germany and USSR were also almost equal during Battle of Stalingrad due to Nazis occupying the most dense inhabited Soviet territories.)
Russians were outnumbered throughout the war? Are you serious? From the word go the russians always had more everything over the germans. Heres a story I got from one german vet who operated a Nashorn; The panzergrenadiers were positioned in trenches the russians launched their first wave… all were gunned down by the MG-42s, second wave they did the same thing but with T-34s for support, my vehicle knocked out 3 T-34s and the last 2 turned tail and ran… second wave infantry were cut down by MG-42s again. Third wave, they tried charging the grenadiers again with twice the amount of T-34s, we knocked out the T-34s and cut down the infantry again. At this stage the grenadiers had to fall back due to low machine gun ammo. In russian all of that meant “VICTORY FOR MOTHER RUSSIA” to the rest of the world it’s like “wow thats sad and this is in 1944 aswell, didn’t the russians get the memo about WW1 being over?”
Yeah… and I’m sure you watch movies such as Enemies at the Gate as 100% accurate historical data, LOL.
Take your fascism else where.
Mr. Flick, dont take that personally. He is actually right. It is call industrial war and massive war. Like in Dien Bien Puh (sorry for the wrong spelling). French died of tired while killing the without ending waves of vietnamese soldiers. Its a very common tactic in communist armies. It fill the gap when you are technological and professional underlevel.
The men in black uniform seem to be a kind of SWAT. I wonder why they need heavy weapons like m203, RPG, HMG. Isn’t it too much dangerous and lethal for SWAT mission? especially in hostage or rescue situations.
Equipement dont win wars. Ask pushtun tribals how to do it with 1890′ Lee-Enfields.
Are these same guys who had their asses handed to them by muslim battalion?
That muslim battalion actually belonged to GRU Spetznaz, that’s no joke.
Haters gonna hate, good job Georgians!
Yes, good job in picking fights they couldn’t win and then running away after a few hours of contact with the Russian response.
Looking for a re-match? last time it was on 8-8-8. How about 12-12-12 this time? lololol.
Most here are Americans ? ^^ Rather immigrated Russians I would say. Only haters gonna hate.
What exactly are your odd claims based on actually Which exact engagement involving Georgian special forces ?
Russians did a horrific job when entering Tskhinvali the first time. What special forces where you fighting there ? What, there is only this. It was a handfull of Georgian police and two dozen scattered soldiers who suddenly noticed a Russian army convoy approaching and simply ambushed without great strategy. The entire mech battalion togheter with the wounded Russian General fled into all directions. There you have your great Russian army.
What did they do ? They had to wait untill the Chechens arrived to take the “having balls” part for the Russians.
That catastrophical Georgian retreat was a result of frustratingly trying to prevent a real war with the Russian Federation. Desinformation, desorganization lead to chaos and break down.
I find it funny that Russians love to ignore the fact that the Georgian army had general ceasefire order and were practically exposed to everything the Russian army could spit on them.
Hey, genius. During your wonderful analysis that “a handful of Georgian police and two dozen scattered soldiers” threw back an “approaching Russian army convoy”, have you ever considered as to why that convoy was sent there in the first place?
It was because Georgian artillery, ARTILLERY, attacked the JPKF in Tskhinvali, not the poor, sodden Georgian infantry.
It was actually Georgian Su-25s that had the slightest chance of doing any damage and they failed.
“What exactly are your odd claims based on actually Which exact engagement involving Georgian special forces ?”
Who here said anything about Georgian special forces?! Every one here is mocking the complete rout of the entire Georgian army.
“They had to wait untill the Chechens arrived” And those Chechens were Spetsnaz. That was the whole point.
“That catastrophical Georgian retreat was a result of frustratingly trying to prevent a real war with the Russian Federation.”
It’s a little too late to prevent a war when you’ve first shelled Russian peacekeepers and then failed to offer any explanation.
General ceasefire order or not, you got you arses handed back to you. Deal with it.
or do you mean the “Battle of Tbilisi” where Georgia’s army special forces actually were stationed at that time ?
I love people who have no idea of anything
But I won’t lie as there indeed was a success against the Georgian special forces unit in action. One of their guys died by sniper fire and a bunch got wounded by a single air strike. The most succesful day of a single Russian aircraft, when killing two dozen or so soldiers in the only place where the wounded were gathered. Great job btw.
“I love people who have no idea of anything”
The feeling is mutual.
Speaking of great jobs in killing wounded and non-combatants, great job in killing a dozen peacekeepers on the first day to start a war you lost on a catastrophic scale.
Instead of bragging about temporary moments of glory, be thankful that Putin and Medvedev didn’t decide to drive the tanks through Tbilisi.
Same peacekeepers as in 1939 in Poland? Same peacekeepers as in Katyń?
Whats the point that you are pathetically trying to make? That the Russian forces were invaders and they were there by force?
The Georgian themselves agreed to have peacekeepers on the territory of S.Ossetia and Abkhazia, and its been that way since 1992. The entire peacekeeping force was under OSCE monitoring.
SO if you are trying to say that the Russian presence there was illegal, you’re pathetically wrong.
I saw them hunting the handy in the same impressive way at the parking lot of the nearest Supermarket.
We call such Warriors as “BARSETOCHNIKI”
Hey you know what ? It’s all true
Yes, yes. The Georgian army completly bombardet Tskhinvali and killed over 20 billion Ossetians. Afterwards they gathered all people, especially children from the entire area and put them on a giant silver plate, saltet them and ate them all alive. The bones were then crushed by tank tracks.
You know why nobody believes you in first place ? I think there is no need of explenation after the initial toll of civilian losses was downzsized by Russia from a total genocidal massacre of 2.000 to just a 150 unfortunate victims and even that is disputet. HRW states only 49 civilians who died by unclear circumstances in South Ossetia. That means, it could have been Georgians, it could have been Russians.
it’s a fact that Georgia targeted governmental buildings inside Tskhinvali and burned it to ashes, mainly because they were HVTs and fortified but for God’s sake, nobody did as much damage as the Russians and Ossetians after the initial Georgian assault.
It’s all based on logical processing. Where were the Georgians positioned, whom the Russian airforce and artillery targeted ? Correct, in Tskhinvali and Ossetian villages. What could have possibly damaged these areas more than Russians targeting Georgian troops inside them ? Absolutly nothing. Further, after the GAF left the area, Russians didn’t stop firing their missiles on Georgian villages. Ossetians burned and looted them. It’s a fact also that Ossetians burned and looted homes of Georgians, hours before the Georgian army entered.Of what destruction are you trying to talk ? There is no access to around 140-160 Georgian villages in occupied zones. Their conditions are this: completly devestated. Hundreds of innocent people are missing. Where is the damage caused by Georgians ? The 10 supposed peacekeepers who were shot by self defence ?
I guess you must be a Saakashvili fan then, because you’ve apparently beilieved his saying that “They (Russians)were the ones – not us – who reduced Tskhinvali to rubble”.
So you are contradicting just about every international report about the war there is.
1)According to Ryan Grist and Stephen Young, from the OSCE, “It was clear to me that the Georgian attack was completely indiscriminate and disproportionate to any, if indeed there had been any, provocation. The attack was clearly, in my mind, an indiscriminate attack on the town.” Also they mention that they would have heard if Georgian villages and force were shelled, but they didn’t!
2) The EU report, starts with this “The conflict started with a massive Georgian artillery attack… against the town of Tskhinvali and the surrounding areas, launched in the night of 7 to 8 August 2008″. The report also says that “The use of force by Georgia against Russian peacekeeping forces in Tskhinvali in the night of 7/8 August 2008 would be contrary to international law” and “If the Russian peacekeepers were attacked, then the immediate Russian reaction in defense of Russian peacekeepers would be justified, as Russia had the right to defend its peacekeepers, using military means proportionate to the attack”.
3) Even NATO intelligence spooks admit that the Russian 58th Army did not begin to move out until noon on August 8th, and that no Russian forces opened fire in earnest until around 8.00am that morning.
Talking of destruction caused by occupation, why did the S.Ossetians fight so hard to get out from under your rule? Because you did the same thing to them for a decade. Now you are getting a dose of your own medicine.
Nonsence. I trust Saakashvili as much as Putin and Bush. The Georgians started shooting into Tskhinvali what in my honest opinion was the worst they could have ever done even if the war broke out by Russia invading via Tskhinvali. But everything these international “reports” are based on, are views and opinions made up of information provided by ….. guess who Mr Sherlock ….. definitly not the Georgians. I don’t know what you read everything, but a bunch of “views” and “opinions” are contradictionary to different “views” and “opinion”. The Georgian military statet that only moving and HVT military or governmental objects were targeted by precise bombardament. Hoewever it was clear there would be civilian casaulties because placing military complexes directly within densely populated areas ( what btw is a warcrime ) made that even possible. If these targets were located only around the city, then only the city outskirts would have been targeted. Yet again, civilian death toll was far too low for a supposed “indiscriminate and disproportionate fire”. If the Georgian Army would have really used so much artillery as the Russians like to claim, the city would be ashes now. Fact is: The city’s south was ehavily damaged by the day, Russian aircrafts started to bombard Georgian troops entering it. Most of the appartments were damaged by CQB warfare and half of the damage was not even due to the fighting. It was not repaired damage from the early 90s. ( So much to Russian aid to the region, they had 20 years time …. ) Read that up! It’s a damn fact.
Ossetians don’t talk, fight and sh*t bricks without Russians advising them to. You have no idea how far you people are away from that conflict. Georgia made a bad mistake in 2008, but Ossetia is not what your brain was tricked into. There is nothing such as a free Ossetia. There is only a Russian buffer zone, controlled by the very Russians, who were given command over the regions interior and exterior business since the 90s. If you are really interested, just read up who the supposed Ossetian “leadership” and “government” community consists of. Don’t trust everything. Russians are masters in manipulating and US is shit compared to what Russians spend on efforts to get people on their side. Allmost insane.
You’ve obviously deluded yourself into thinking that Russia forces invaded first, and in doing so you’ve contradicted foreign monitors (that actually were on the scene), the EU and even the UN. To sum up all the fact-finding missions, Georgia attacked first, causing casualties among the JPKF, and prompting a Russian invasion. So Georgia is at fault for starting the war, while Russia for its part, went a little too far in responding. (But there is nothing that anyone could have done to stop us, even if we had invaded your whole country)
“but a bunch of “views” and “opinions” are contradictionary to different “views” and “opinion””. Thank you, captain obvious. BTW, WTH is that? Read that again and then tell me that makes any sense at all.
“The Georgian military statet that only moving and HVT military or governmental objects were targeted by precise bombardament.” Ah yes, the GEORGIAN MILITARY stated. Nothing more to say.
“Hoewever it was clear there would be civilian casaulties because placing military complexes directly within densely populated areas ( what btw is a warcrime ) made that even possible.” I dont know from where you learned the laws of war, but there is nothing about having military installations in population centres. But there is a law against attacks on civilian locations. That statement if yours, reeks of epic fail.
“Yet again, civilian death toll was far too low for a supposed “indiscriminate and disproportionate fire”.” Why dont your stay locked up in your home, and I’ll fire a Grad battery at you, see what other way you can describe it as.
“If the Georgian Army would have really used so much artillery as the Russians like to claim, the city would be ashes now. Fact is: The city’s south was ehavily damaged by the day, Russian aircrafts started to bombard Georgian troops entering it. Most of the appartments were damaged by CQB warfare and half of the damage was not even due to the fighting. It was not repaired damage from the early 90s. ( So much to Russian aid to the region, they had 20 years time …. ) Read that up! It’s a damn fact.” Again, so much fail. Massive artillery shells and rocket fragments are not caused by close-quarter fighting. Look at any recent photographs of Tskhinvali to see how much of the city is left in good condition (knowing your response, it would also help if you looked at how many buildings have shell holes and rockets left in them. Again knowing your response, see how many of them are from the direction of the Georgian positions ).
“You have no idea how far you people are away from that conflict.” Again, so much fail. Just a week from the start of the conflict, I was doing a N.Caucasus tour. I finished it on the 27th of august. So I’ve been a lot closer to the conflict zone than you might have thought.
“Don’t trust everything.” Right back at you.
“Russians are masters in manipulating and US is shit compared to what Russians spend on efforts to get people on their side.” So while you are insulting Russians, and warning me about Russians, ever thought about what of nationality I might be?!
*27th of July
hh nonsence, speak about insulting. You Russians are insulting us with the first post allready.
But anyhow, you Mr have severe problems in reading. Try to work on that first. Despite the fact that Russians commited provocative and unauthorized military deployments ( read early UN resolution on Georgia: the limited deployment of Russian peacekeeping forces ) and training of their established militia forces in both occupied regions ( what did also violat the resolution on several terms from the beginning allready ), I didn’t write anything about Russian army invading Georgia prior to the war. But again. EU and UN recognize the breakout of large scale military operations in “South Ossetia” was started by Georgia. For that part it’s absolutly true but it’s a matter of fact and also written in the same reports which you seem to have not read or only the shorter Russian version, that Russians did not only commit an occupation of both disputet regions ( as no party is allowed to deploy it’s military on a disputet region ) and created buffer zones dozens of kilometer beyond the regional borders as an invasion into sovereign Georgian territory, which since then are still occupied. Before we talk about Tskinvali, first give back the 120 occupied and for most part destroyed Georgian villages….
The Georgian army is not Saakashvili. They gave credible statements in terms of military actions there including any movements bombardaments, shot downs and also civilian losses caused by Georgian military itself. The one and only contradictionary question is about the Russian “MC” troops, wheter did they or the Georgians shoot first. Because that is Georgia’s main argument, obviously blaming the “MC” to have rogue like aided the Ossetians from the beginning.
That what you hear and read is Saakashvili on Russian TV. What do I have to say more ………… both are incredible actors and comedians.
“I dont know from where you learned the laws of war, but there is nothing about having military installations in population centres. But there is a law against attacks on civilian locations. That statement if yours, reeks of epic fail.”
…. and I don’t know where you have grown up. Most likely in a country where they give a shit about military agreements and human rights ….. “caugh” Chechnya. International agreements forbid the placement of HVT military targets in dense populated areas.
“Why dont your stay locked up in your home, and I’ll fire a Grad battery at you, see what other way you can describe it as.”
Countering: Why don’t you stay in your village and I shoot with my Smerch battery right into you.
…. EU reports say something different regarding the damage, fact. Why are you Russians allway evading and focusing on something else when you are caught by your pants …. ? Tell me MR “Russia Today”, what about the incredible amount of civilian casaulties in Tskhinvali …. ? Because that’s the main argument for the Russian side.
I give you a hint: BIASED
“Again, so much fail. Massive artillery shells and rocket fragments are not caused by close-quarter fighting.”
Even if that was absolutly true, what gives you the idea that only Georgians shot into Tskhinvali …. ? That is highly questionable in those reports ( regarding analysis about shot ancle and type of ammunition fired ). speak about one sided.
Again, it’s also documented that 20-40% of the damaged supposedly caused during that war, was damage happened two decades before. Another fact is that the empty appartments of Georgian inhabitants in Tskhinvali were blown up by Ossetian militia before the Georgian army entered. Georgians have viewed their mistakes allready a long time ago …. but you people are only making headachse to everyone.
“I was directly there when everything broke out”. Yeah …. you can’t probably imagine how many people on this very matter, miraculously claimed the same …….: There must have been more reporters than actual soldiers in that war.
Stop taking everything what opposes you as an insult and take advise. If you want to be credible than you have to accept both views in first line and then work out your own view by acquiring neutral informaiton.
not accept, I mean respect of course
Lol. I won’t even bother to respond to such a laughable comment. Except for two points.
” and I don’t know where you have grown up. Most likely in a country where they give a shit about military agreements and human rights ….. “caugh” Chechnya. International agreements forbid the placement of HVT military targets in dense populated areas.”
Again, I have no idea as to what these “international agreements” you speak of. Maybe because they exist only in your mind. The only laws that come even close are the ones regarding indiscriminate bombardment of civilian positions. I spent seven and a half years in that military that you mock, and I took the the time to look things like that up.
“Countering: Why don’t you stay in your village and I shoot with my Smerch battery right into you.”
So where exactly are you going to get even one smerch launcher? Are your going to pull one out of you arse, seeing as how well you’ve done in pulling complete rubbish in your previous posts.
You accuse me of believing everything I hear, maybe you should check the sources for your s-called “facts”. For one thing, you consider the only side to be correct in this issue is to be the Georgian side, and everyone else, including the OSCE, EU and even the UN is wrong.
“Lol. I won’t even bother to respond to such a laughable comment. Except for two points.”
Quite understandable. When you’re out of arguments and rationality, you allways replace it with anger and hatred.
“Again, I have no idea as to what these “international agreements” you speak of. Maybe because they exist only in your mind. The only laws that come even close are the ones regarding indiscriminate bombardment of civilian positions. I spent seven and a half years in that military that you mock, and I took the the time to look things like that up.”
Here we go again …. just look it up or ask any military officer that is somehow familiar with international laws and agreements on human rights and military action during war. You are not allowed to place HVT’s in dense populated areas. FACT ( aka cities ) and of course you are also not allowed to carry out indiscriminate bombardment of civilian positions like you did by destroying allmost half our country.
“So where exactly are you going to get even one smerch launcher? Are your going to pull one out of you arse, seeing as how well you’ve done in pulling complete rubbish in your previous posts.”
Oh really ? then I wonder how your supposed to pull a Grad battery out of your painfilled arse then …. ? srsly it was dumb of you to start with …..
“Lol. You accuse me of believing everything I hear, maybe you should check the sources for your s-called “facts”. For one thing, you consider the only side to be correct in this issue is to be the Georgian side, and everyone else, including the OSCE, EU and even the UN is wrong.”
I don’t accuse facts and I also don’t see how this is funny. It is sad dude ….
sorry, you can’t respond to him, because you allready fail with your argument structure and massive lack of knowledge about that conflct. Also I’ve looked up the OSCE, EU and UN reports you go with to argument against him and he’s absolutly right about what he is writing, while it is in fact you who writes only one sided bias, trying to turn around facts as you like. Either you have no idea what you are talking about, or you’re just a bit butthurt.
I Like Watch Russian Die Soldiers )
Georgian soldiers are not soldiers. They do not have the fighting spirit. Russian army had mistakes in the war but won thanks to the courage of soldiers. The will to win is crucial in the outcome of the battle.
WHY THIS SOVIET REPUBLIC HAVE AMERICAN EQUIPMENT ?
These were special police force KUD ( Constitutional Security Department ). That unit got disbanded in 2012 because it was accused of murder and criminal unhuman activities in favour of Saakashvili’s regime. Those are the very latest and last pictures of that unit. Most of the members are charged for crimes.
Anyway, Russians should be the last ones making fun of Georgian special forces. They ( in particular military SOF ) kicked serious ass on August 9, 2008 and with very low numbers when they were abandomed by the rest of the Georgian army. These guys are tough, fought their way out of the Russian encirclement after they destroyed an entire unit. They go through one of the best training in the world and they fight to the last man. Unfortunatly they were under bad leadership and got betrayed. Russians were also not able to take out any of them. Their only loss was due to recovery mission when trying to rescue wounded servicemen who were left behind by the army, one of them got shot by an Ossetian sniper. They rescued people even though they allready had a lot of wounded themselves. They deserve any awards they got for their actions in 2008.
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