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Ukrainian fighters destroy Russian satellite jamming system TIRADA-2

Ukrainian fighters destroy Russian satellite jamming system TIRADA-2 Ukrainian military (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Ukrainian soldiers destroyed a Russian TIRADA-2 orbital satellite jamming complex in the Donetsk direction, according to the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Reportedly, operators of the 3rd Separate Regiment of the Special Operations Forces discovered a Russian electronic warfare complex TIRADA-2 during reconnaissance operations in the Donetsk direction.

Having determined the coordinates of the enemy target, the SOF operators directed the fire of a missile unit of the Ukrainian Defense Forces at it. As a result of precise fire, the electronic warfare system was destroyed.

The system is designed to disable communication satellites.

The Russians completed its development in the fall of 2018, and in the spring of 2019, TIRADA-2 was spotted in the temporarily occupied Luhansk region.

Russian losses in Ukraine

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russia's losses in the war against Ukraine as of Monday morning, January 8, amounted to 440 occupiers bringing the total number of Russian army losses since the beginning of the invasion to 365170. In addition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 11 drones, 13 artillery systems, 9 tanks, and 14 armored personnel carriers.

In particular, in the Tavria direction, Ukrainian soldiers eliminated another 416 Russian occupiers over the past day. The Ukrainian Armed Forces also destroyed 28 units of enemy military equipment.