Under Armour Men's Gray Heatgear Long Sleeve Quarter Zip Size Medium,

6 1/2 michael Kors tan wedge,Mon Cheri Ivonne D Swarovski Crystal Beaded DressNike Super Bowl 53 Rams Shirt Size XL,the Latin letter “Z” painted on them in white.

Defense officials have not said publicly what the markings could mean. It is also worth noting that the letter “Z” does not exist in the Russian alphabet, so perhaps the symbol is a version of the Cyrillic letter “I.”

Spiegal Genuine Brown Leather Jacket Size XL,

It is a common military practice to use such markings to distinguish friend from foe. The U.S. military painted black and white “invasion stripes” on its aircraft during the 1944 invasion of Normandy to prevent Allied troops landing on the beaches from inadvertently shooting at their own planes, and American forces painted an upside-down “V” on their vehicles as a recognition symbol during Operation Desert Storm, retired Marine Col. Mark Cancian, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Task & Purpose.


Air Jordan Mid Edge Glow Sneakers,

Vintage squeeze jeans cream overalls,

Madewell The High Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans Distressed Step Hem,

2004 Bush Cheney ‘04 republican political election Tshirt union Line size S EUC,

Vici Dress Halter Striped Keyhole Back Maxi Size Small,

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, former commander of U.S. Army Europe, said that while he does not know what the “Z” markings mean, the 101st Airborne Division used symbols from playing cards to identify its four regiments during World War II. For example, soldiers with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment painted spades on their helmets.

One World Boho Tie Dye Beaded Sleeveless V Neck Back Cutout Jersey Maxi Dress L,

When Task & Purpose asked the Pentagon about the markings, an unnamed spokesperson replied bluntly by email: “I refer you to the Government of Russia.” The Russian embassy in Washington, D.C., did not provide a comment for this story.

Update: This story was updated following Russia’s full-scale attack on Ukraine.

What’s hot on Task & Purpose

Robert Graham Classic Fit Button Down Shirt,Nike Seattle Seahawks "We Are 12" L/S Tee XL NEWBrand new Under Armour sneekers,CAYLER & SONS MONEY POWER RESPECT T-SHIRT,

THRILL JEANS Plus Sizes Black Destroyed Fringe Denim Jacket,