OSCE discovers Russian radio interference system in the Donbas

According to the OSCE mission’s Twitter feed, a Zhytel R-330ZH radio jamming station was found near Avdiivka, which is located 14 kilometers from Donetsk.

“The Special Monitoring Mission’s (SMM) UAVs continue to record high-tech electronic warfare stations. Obstacles in our work should be removed,” a statement said.

The Zhytel automated jamming station provides automated detection, direction finding and signal analysis of radio sources. It then creates interference of the user terminals for satellite communication systems, for the navigation equipment of users of NAVSTAR (GPS) and for base stations with the GSM-900/1800 cellular connection.

Earlier, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) militants shot down another OSCE drone, which was en route to the south-east area of the demarcation line. After the drone flew 12.5 kilometers away from the Korsun village, its connection was lost and its video signal disappeared.

On the 27th of May, another SMM drone was shot down in the skies over Horlivka. Shortly before the incident, the UAV recorded an armored personnel carrier belonging to DPR separatists. The carrier had a surface-to-air missile system, Strela-10, installed on its roof.

  Ukraine, Russia, OSCE, Donbas

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