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Russian R-330Zh jammer detected 7 km from the contact line in Donbas

The Russian R-330Zh Zhitel SIGINT and jammer system (entered service with the Russian army in 2008) and other Russian equipment have been spotted on the outskirts of the village of Zemlyane (Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine). The village is under the control of the Russian hybrid forces, and is situated only 7 km away from the line of contact, which runs in this area along the Siversky Donets river.

Aerial photography, geo-location and identification of R-330Zh

The volunteers of InformNapalm [1] intelligence community analyzed aerial photographs exclusively provided by the volunteer aerial reconnaissance group of the Army SOS [2] team and spotted this modern Russian jammer, as well a command vehicle on the KamAZ chassis. Both types of military equipment are operated by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The aerial photographs were taken in early November 2017. They provide yet another confirmation that Russia continues to control the occupied area. Despite international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, the Russian leadership continues to use its regular army against Ukraine.

Geotagging of the picture: coordinates 48°37’46.3″N 39°12’54.1″E [3]. Click on the image to enlarge.



Russian Zhitel, a frequent visitor in the Ukrainian steppes

R-330Zh Zhitel [6] modern Russian jammer station has been recorded by InformNapalm volunteers in the occupied territory of Ukraine several times in the past OSINT and HUMINT investigations.

This type of sophisticated Russian military equipment was included in the evidence database [7] of the participation of the Russian Armed Forces in the occupation of parts of Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts of Ukraine.

Graphics are also available in Ukrainian [8] and Russian [9].


This publication was prepared by Mikhail Kuznetsov [11] and Roman Burko [12] specially for InformNapalm web site. Translated by Artem Velichko, edited by Max Alginin. An active link to the authors and our project is obligatory for any reprint or further public use of the material.
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