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Citizens of Belarus Riding Russian EW Systems in Luhansk

Over the past year, InformNapalm team has repeatedly spotted Russian Zhitel electronic warfare (EW) systems in the occupied part of Donbas. Due to abundance of information on the Zhitel system on Informnapalm.org, our readers even coined a joke that “Zhitel has been transferred to the balance sheet of InformNapalm”. We already have a result [1] of our monitoring: on March 31 or April 1, 2016 a Zhitel system “accidentally” caught fire and burned down near Yasynuvata.

InformNapalm is now keeping  a watchful eye [2] on other Russian EW systems: SPR-2M Rtut-BM and R-378B jamming station of the Borisoglebsk-2 EW system. We hope that the flame of the burned Zhitel will also spread to these machines of the invaders.

InformNapalm recently published an investigation about the servicemen of the 175th Signals and Control Brigade of the Southern Military District of the Russian Army who were making selfies in Donbas [2] against the background of a SPR-2M Rtut-BM system. This time, we spotted citizens of Belarus as “volunteering” militants, posing with the same EW systems in the Luhansk Oblast.

On the photo, there is a visible tactical marking – 18 squared. It belong to the so-called Separate EW Company of the Russian occupation troops in Donbas, military unit A-05 776, stationed in Luhansk.

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Exhibits (various aircraft) of the Luhansk Aviation Museum [6] are visible in the background.

“I and my battle horse” – runs the caption under the photo of the militant. The “war horse” – is the jamming station R-378B of the Borisoglebsk-2 EW system behind him.

“Near Luhansk” – so is the photo captioned.

“Near Stanytsa Luhanska” – runs the caption under the next photo.

Read more about the R-378B jammer of Borisoglebsk-2 EW system in our article of May 8, 2016 [8], presenting the fact of the use of the Russian automated jamming station R-378B of Borisoglebsk-2 EW system on the very front line, in the area of Stakhanov (now Kadiivka) on Novenber 5, 2014. There you can find more pictures for comparison.

This publication was prepared by Vidal Sorokin [9] & Victory Krm [10] 

Translated by Andrii Gryganskyi

Edited by Artem Velichko

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