Ukraine Trolls Russian Communications

There is a lot of propaganda coming out of Russia and Ukraine, but this story seems absolutely on the level. The Ukrainians have been intercepting Russian communications because the Soviets apparently do not have enough encrypted radios.

One of the many surprising failures of Russia’s aggression force in Ukraine was in radio communications. There are stories about troops using commercial walkie-talkies and Ukrainians intercepting their frequencies.

This may not be as serious as the lack of modern tanks or missiles, but it helps explain why Russian forces seem to be poorly linked, falling victim to ambushes and losing so many troops, reportedly including seven generals. What is happening to Russian radios?

I think the problem is Russia isn’t Russia anymore. It’s a corrupt state led by a dictator who is seemingly more concerned with graft than with the country’s defense. Here’s the best part…

There were reports of frequencies used by Russian forces being bombarded with heavy-metal music or other transmission from Ukrainian operators, sometimes during fighting.

Epic. If the Ukraine wants some suggestions, Julia is a heavy metal aficionado.

12 thoughts on “Ukraine Trolls Russian Communications

  1. Wyatt, oh dear Gawd no, anything but Taylor!!! That’s a war crimes commission waiting to happen.

    Also, I read a while back that the Ukrainians are using Twisted Sister’s We’re Not Gonna Take It as a fight song.


  2. Putin’s Russia seems to do everything half-assed.

    Remember the stories of Russia bringing in 16,000 Syrian Soldiers? I assumed they would be bringing in fully trained and equipped units, that would fight a units, with maybe some liaison officers to work with higher and neighboring units, especially considering the language and cultural differences. Nooo! They are going to put Syrians into Russian units as individual replacements? (Can you say expendable cannon fodder? Both the Russians AND the Syrians/Libyans/Africans.)

    Any third world mercenary thug that fights Putin’s War on Ukraine for money hopefully gets what he deserves.


  3. In Afghanistan the Northern Alliance and the Taliban would talk at each other on the radio while they were attacking. Baffled the US guys fighting with them.


  4. RD – I mean, if your best choice is rounding up “fighters” from Syria, you have more problems than recruiting people.

    Ingineer – Probably stuff like, “Your mother is a goat.”

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  5. For true Radio suffering, Yoko Ono should be the first thing played…by that means the person holding the receiver in the send position has to listen as well…but sacrifices need to be made.

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