In article historical preconditions of Ukrainian Special Operations Forces creation are considered by the example of experience of activity of special purpose formations and Resistance movement on an occupied territory in days of Great Patriotic war and during the preparatory period to war. Conclusions about underestimation by the supreme political-military management of the USSR on the eve and in the first years of war of a role, a place and potential of special purpose formations are made..
forces of the special operations, military secret service, reconnaissance-diversionary formings, motion of resistance, Great Patriotic war
"Syly spetsialnykh operatsii: istorychni peredumovy stvorennia ta rozvytku za dosvidom Velykoi Vitchyznianoi viiny" ,
Science and Technology of the Air Force of Ukraine,