Ukrainian State Border Guards Fend Off Russian SOF in Kharkiv

This footage, provided by a Ukrainian soldier in the State Border Guards, shows him and some squadmates fending off a Russian attack which started at the kickoff of Russia's recent offensive in Kharkiv.


The Russian unit which attacks the Ukrainian position is purported to be the "Senezh" Subversive Intelligence Group. "Senezh," in and of itself, refers to Russia's Special Service Center, and could refer to a group historically used for training SOF, now working the front lines.


At approximately 0:16, the Ukrainian soldier/cameraman addresses an approaching Russian- "Who are you?" The Russian is briefly visible to the right of frame, an approximate 30 feet away from the Ukrainian dugout. This gives an indication of how close the fighting got, and more importantly, how close the Russian SOF team got in that dense forest before they were noticed at all. Scary, scary stuff.


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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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This footage, provided by a Ukrainian soldier in the State Border Guards, shows him and some squadmates fending off a Russian attack which started at the kickoff of Russia's recent offensive in Kharkiv.


The Russian unit which attacks the Ukrainian position is purported to be the "Senezh" Subversive Intelligence Group. "Senezh," in and of itself, refers to Russia's Special Service Center, and could refer to a group historically used for training SOF, now working the front lines.


At approximately 0:16, the Ukrainian soldier/cameraman addresses an approaching Russian- "Who are you?" The Russian is briefly visible to the right of frame, an approximate 30 feet away from the Ukrainian dugout. This gives an indication of how close the fighting got, and more importantly, how close the Russian SOF team got in that dense forest before they were noticed at all. Scary, scary stuff.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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