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The UN called on the Russian Federation to “stop jamming GPS communications”

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul2,2024

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According to a document published on July 1, the International Telecommunication Union condemned a series of incidents involving Russian interference in the satellite systems of European countries, calling for an end to GPS jamming.

Last week The UN body has reviewed a number of complaints from Ukraine, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Luxembourg regarding interference with satellite systems over the past few months.

The Council expressed serious concern about the use of signals to create deliberate obstacles, – the union committee said in a statement.

The countries pointed to constant interruptions in the work of satellites. In particular, the Russian Federation jammed GPS signals on airplanes, which repeatedly endangered the lives of passengers and crew, and also caused interruptions in the broadcasting of children's TV channels, showing brutal footage of the Russian Federation's war against Ukraine.

According to the statement, disruptions in the work of the French and of the Swedish satellite networks, “probably came from ground stations located in the Moscow, Kaliningrad and Pavlivka regions”. The Union demanded that Russia immediately cease hostilities and investigate the incidents.

In March, Russia jammed the Global Positioning System (GPS) signal of British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps' official plane during his flight to Poland.

It is known that a Russian GPS jamming station is located in the Kaliningrad region – between Poland and Lithuania.

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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