Circus Sam Edelman tie ankle espadrille flats 8,

Free People Turnt Bodysuit size small,Nine Lives Bazaar Bambi Jumpsuit[Aerie] 40D Katie & Blakeley Underwire Bra Bundle,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.”

True Religion Embellished Chrissy Jeans Flawed,

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.

BAPE color camo purple shark full zip hoodie,

2 pairs of Paul Smith socks new,

LOFT cropped frayed pink jeans, 8/29,

COPY - Special order. Price firm.,

Supreme FW17 Box Logo Hoodie Ice Blue Men's,

Laura Ashley Pink Lace Bra Size 42D,

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.

foam,

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

New Club Monaco Blue Print Straight Legs Pants,Vintage 1991 girls Barbie nightgownNWT Victoria's Secret 34DD Black Mesh Star Burst Unlined Plunge Sexy Bra,Kate Spade satchel/clutch,

Torrid Wire Free Galaxy Bra 42C,