NWT Tadashi Shoji Lace-detail Crepe Gown Size 10 Purple / AUTMN,

MAC Studio Fix Foundation,Madewell lounge joggersAnthropologie "L" Beaded Monogram Clutch,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.”

rag & bone black raw hem skinny ankle jeans size 26,

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.

Men’s COACH LEATHER satchel crossbody,

Brandini Argyle Sweater Mens Large,

Joe’s Jeans High Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans Siyeh Wash 27 EUC,

Kate Spade ♠️ Holly Boots Leopard Print NWT/NIB,

15mm Gold Hawaiian cut out Pearl Ring,

Easy Works by Easy Street Womens McKinley Gray Work Safety Shoes Sneakers NWOB,

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.

SKL Clothing (Breakthrough) womens purse,

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

Sundry sweatpants. No drawstring slot.,Longchamp makeup bagTory Burch Tan Stiletto Suede Hiker Boots, 8,Louboutin Bellisima Suede booties RETAIL 995,

Converse Twisted Resort Chuck 70 Low "UFO Crash Site",