UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022, 2:30 p.m.
Ukrainian artillery units killed five Russian soldiers on the night of August 17 and destroyed a satellite communication system and an anti-tank missile system in southern Ukraine.
Source: Operational Command Pivden (South) on Facebook, information from 11 a.m.
Quotation: “Our rocket and artillery units continue to perform their tasks and destroy the enemy. During the last night, enemy troops lost five soldiers, a Legenda-2 satellite communication system and a system anti-tank missile. The Ruscists will not be able to replenish their losses at Blahodatne, as their ammunition point there has also been destroyed.”
Details: The operational command added that Russian forces continue to engage in combat operations to maintain their defenses and conduct aerial reconnaissance to gather intelligence data. They conduct counter-battery fire and conduct airstrikes on Ukrainian troop positions.
Background: Legenda-2 is a series of satellite communication stations in service with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It consists of several dozen different stations, including an R-439-P surface station, transportable; an R-439-BK mobile station; and a central R-439-KUL container station. Stations use repeaters to facilitate satellite communication between troops.
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