The Special Operations Force, known as SSO, are the special forces of Ukraine and one of the five branches of Armed Forces of Ukraine. The process of creation dates back to 2007. Russian annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas accelerated the forming process. The SSO was created in 2016 and all groups were trained on the model of NATO reaction forces.

Special Operation Forces Command

99th Management Battalion

142nd Training and Education Center

Special Operations Center East

Special Operations Center West

Special Operations Center South

47th Special Purpose Detachment

140th Special Purpose Center

Special Purpose Unit Lyubart

Special Tactical Group Irpin

16th Information Warfare Center

72nd Information Warfare Center

74th Information Warfare Center

83rd Information Warfare Center

35th Mixed Aviation Squad