An instructor trains members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dozens of civilians have been joining Ukraine's army reserves in recent weeks amid fears about Russian invasion. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Moscow, Russia: The Russian Military has deployed a brand new digital warfare battalion within the Belgorod Area, near the border with Ukraine, which is able to “scale back the time wanted to acquire essential data [about military movements],” it was revealed on Tuesday.
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Introduced by the Western Navy District, one in every of Russia’s 5 Military administrative divisions, the brand new battalion is armed with a number of completely different autos designed for digital warfare, such because the Borisoglebsk 2, designed to disrupt communications and GPS techniques, and the Zhitel transportable communications jamming station.
A separate digital warfare battalion has joined the Vistula Motorized Rifle Division of the Western Navy District. The brand new army items are deployed within the Belgorod area,
In keeping with Colonel Basic Alexander Zhuravlev, the battalion “will considerably improve reconnaissance capabilities of the unit.”
Except for his work commanding the Western Navy District, Zhuravlev is understood for main Russian forces in Syria in the course of the civil warfare there.
The Belgorod Area, the place the digital warfare battalion has been positioned, borders Ukraine. Kharkiv, that nation’s second-largest metropolis, is lower than an hour away from the frontier. The brand new deployment comes as Russia stands accused of planning an invasion of Ukraine, with Western newspapers and politicians suggesting an army incursion is across the nook. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied this accusation, stating that Russia is solely transferring its personal army around its personal territory.
The motion additionally coincides with the Union Resolve 2022 joint workouts being performed by the armed forces of Russia and Belarus. Troops from around Russia are at the moment redeploying to the nation’s western ally, forward of large-scale joint drills, as a result of starting on February 10. The US State Division has instructed that the workouts may very well be a pretense for an invasion of Ukraine.