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On the day of the new Russian offensive on the Kharkiv region, the Starlink of the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine failed

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May17,2024

On the day of the new offensive of the Russians in the Kharkiv region, the Starlink of the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine failed

On May 10, when the Russian troops launched a new offensive in the Kharkiv region, the communication terminals Starlink, which is used by the Ukrainian military, stopped working due to Russian radio electronic jamming, which made them “completely blind” and unable to track the movements of Russian troops.

On the day when the new offensive of Russian troops on Kharkiv Oblast began, on May 10, in Starlink communication terminals used by the Ukrainian military stopped working in the region. The Washington Post writes about this with reference to the stories of the military themselves.

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As noted, along the more than 40-kilometer border of the Kharkiv region with Russia, 125 territorial defense brigade. The military used reconnaissance drones to monitor daily how Moscow was building up forces for a possible attack. 

However, on May 10, the brigade lost all video transmission due to Russian electronic jamming. Starlink terminals, with the help of which the Ukrainian military have a basic connection, have failed.

At some point we were left completely blind. This was the biggest problem, we did not see how they were moving, we worked only through the radio or through the phones, where they were still working

– the commander of the drone unit in the brigade with the call sign Artist told the newspaper.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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