Carhartt Mens FR 50x34 Fire Resistant Mens Jeans,

Kate Spade Bow Tie Ring,Versace men’s black polo with studsMichael Kors XL Black Alligator Leather Tote Bag,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.”

Women's Strapless Sheer Mesh Short Dresses Solid 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.

BRAND NEW Levi's Spellout Hoodie Sweatshirt Sz XL,

DAI Wear Charcoal Wide Leg Dress Pants Small,

PUBLIC DESIRE Crushed Velvet Boots,

Louis Vuitton mini pochette accessories damier Azur brand new!,


Host pick !! Lucky Brand Cleabelka metal bracelet with semi precious stone,

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.

Dooney & Burke,

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

Jeffree Star blood sugar pallet,2.00 Ct. Tw. Round Brilliant Cut Stud Solid 14k Gold EarringsANTHROPOLOGIEJAMES COVIELLO CIMA PENCIL SKIRT,J Crew Jean women 32 Petite High-rise Toothpick Re-Imagined EUC Classic Rinse,

Knee high boots in excellent condition!,