Military expert Yevgeny Norin spoke about the tasks performed by the units of the Airborne Forces of the RF Armed Forces on the territory of Ukraine during the “military special operation”.
He stated that there are not so many motivated and trained infantry in the RF Armed Forces, writes Ukraina.ru. Therefore, to perform certain tasks, the RF Armed Forces use paratroopers, who have always been the most motivated and well-trained military specialists.
Norin stressed that the RF Armed Forces are not conducting large-scale landing operations on the territory of Ukraine, since there is no such need. But the Airborne Forces are used in order to carry out the tasks of the infantry with fewer losses. According to the expert, it can be expected that the Airborne Forces will be gradually reformatted into airborne infantry.
“Because in our time, paratroopers and landings are a risky business. This was shown by the practice of 2014, when in Luhansk one shot from a MANPADS zeroed out a landing company. In fact, one person with the Needle killed 50 people,” Norin said.
Given the current situation, one can really expect that the Airborne Forces are waiting for a serious reform. The paratroopers will perform light infantry and assault missions, Noreen believes.