Ministry of Defence and the General Staff decided to return the crews for special purposes (special forces) from the Army to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff. This will fix one of the biggest mistakes the reform of the Armed Forces of Russia.
Russian Defense Ministry is going to return the brigade of special purpose "under the wing" of the native authorities — Glavrazvedupravleniya General Staff (GRU). Recall that the reforms they were subordinated to the Army Ground Forces (CB) of Russia.
"The Return of special forces teams ‘home’ after a few years of unknown subordination suhoputchikam — absolutely the right decision. It is taken under the influence of the Chief of Staff and a number of deputy ministers. And most Shoigu during trips to Chechnya accompanied gereushniki. So their potential minister knows, "- said a source in the General Staff.
According to him, now in the army seven teams of special purpose. Another step is forming. "After the massacre Serdyukovskaya restore combat, human resources would be long and painful. Up until the recovery trend in GRU, which will be responsible for special forces, "- said the officer.
Although the structure of the GRU is a state secret, it is known that prior to resubmission of special forces was part of one of his license offices, subject to the direction of special intelligence.
"Such a decision, — the representative of the General Staff — related to the possible escalation of the situation in the Central Asian direction. It was there, but not in the Caucasus, in the near future is expected deterioration of the situation in relation to the events in Pakistan and Afghanistan. GRU only be able to operate in this region effectively and discreetly. "
According to the former deputy chief of staff for intelligence of the Siberian Military District, Major General Sergei Kanchukova, return to the GRU Spetsnaz brigades — a necessary, but a half step. "We need to create a Special Operations Forces in the status of a species or type of troops subordinated directly to the Minister of Defense or the President of the country," — said the general.