BNWT For Love and Lemons Ojai Bell Bottoms XS,

Vintage Dior Celtic Knot Brooch in Silver and Gold,Vintage 80s 90s Oshkosh B'Gosh floral romper hibiscus blue USA cotton Girls 6 6xStraight denim skirt,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.”

ScotteVest Mens Size Large Multipocket Full Zip Travel Vest Jacket Black,

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.

Expandable bag,

Chairman black leather oxford dress shoes made in Spain men's size 8 low top,

NWT J. Crew Pencil Skirt in Sparkling Tweed,

Gorgeous silver cameo bracelet with marcasites,

Alphalete Surface Elevation Legging,

Barley Ankle Bootie from Fergalicious,

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.

NEW Boden Girls’ Chambray Embroidered Jumpsuit NWT,

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

Free people crossover floral romper,Tripp NYC black utility zip up bondage vestBanana Republic Black Sherpa Car Coat,Universal Thread Striped Elbow Sleeve Jumpsuit,

Rare Police Vest from 1996 Atlanta Olympics,