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Ukrainian artillery strikes reportedly destroyed Russian electronic warfare station

Footage from Ukrainian military officials claims to show that a Russian radar station in Ukraine was destroyed in a series of artillery strikes.

On Wednesday, Zenger News obtained the footage from the Ukrainian National Guard, the Ukrainian National Gendarmerie and the Internal Military Force.

The National Guard said: “The National Guard destroyed an electronic warfare point of Russian occupiers in Kharkiv Oblast. National Guard gunners hit enemy radar station equipment. Ukrainian defenders detected the point of electronic warfare and adjusted their fire on it with the help of drones.”

The National Guard of Ukraine claims to have destroyed the Russian Army Electronic Warfare Point (REB) in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. (NMU Eastern Territorial-Operational Association/Zenger)

“‘They destroyed the enemy’s electronic warfare point. Thus, they deprived them of the possibility of intercepting our forces, of jamming the signal of our radio stations,’ the unit commander said.

“The occupiers use electronic warfare systems as a powerful tool of asymmetric warfare, which allows them to be equal on the battlefield (without effective communication, no modern army can fight). Every year, Russia spends a half a billion dollars for such systems, each of their teams have an electronic warfare company.”

Zenger News has contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment, but has not received a response at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation” to “liberate Donbass.” June 16 marks the 113th day of the invasion.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 16, Russia lost about 32,950 troops, 1,449 tanks, 3,545 armored fighting vehicles, 729 artillery pieces, 233 multiple rocket launcher systems, 97 air defense systems, 213 combat aircraft. , 179 helicopters, 591 tactical drones, 129 cruise missiles, 13 warships, 2,494 motor vehicles and tankers and 55 special equipment.

Separately, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv on Thursday for talks. They hope to refute what has been seen as their lukewarm support for Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Washington has told China it risks finding itself on the “wrong side of history” following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assurances to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Beijing supports Russian “sovereignty”.

Thousands of civilians remain trapped in the key city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, where water supplies appear to be dwindling. Hundreds of civilians take refuge in bunkers under the city’s Azot chemical plant.

Luhansk Oblast Governor Serhiy Haidai said earlier this week that all three bridges leading to Severodonetsk had been destroyed, making it impossible to deliver supplies and evacuate civilians.

President Joe Biden has promised Kyiv another billion dollars in security aid and weapons, and General Mark Milley, who chairs the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Russia had lost about 20 to 30% of its armored forces during the current invasion.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.