Russian army complains about WhatsApp: it increases threat of Ukrainian attacks - ISW
The Russian command complains about soldiers who use their own phones on the front line and use WhatsApp and SMS
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reports.
It is noted that the Russian military has been repeatedly warned about the dangers of using social networks and the Internet, but the soldiers ignore the words of the command.
"WhatsApp and other messages that Russian military personnel send end up in Ukrainian interceptions, including documents, conversation screenshots, and media files," the statement said.
In particular, the Russian military command largely blamed Russian cellphone use for a devastating Ukrainian strike on a concentration area in Makiivka, Donetsk region, on New Years Eve 2022, and it appears as though Russian command has largely failed to remedy such issues over the course of the past year.
On New Year's Eve, the Ukrainian military struck a dormitory in Makiivka, where there were many Russian mobilized soldiers. On January 2, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed the attack on the invaders in Makiivka. According to British intelligence, more than 300 people were killed there. Later, it became known that a large accumulation of phone signals helped to determine the location of the Russians.