Probably, in this way they will scan the network to detect other phones on the line of contact in order to make target designations by coordinates.
The Russian Federation ordered the advanced units of the army corps to turn off their phones / Photo by REUTERS
The advanced units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the occupied territories of eastern Ukraine received an order to turn off mobile phones.
This is reported by the volunteer project Informnapalm on its page in Facebook.
“Attention! Only InformNapalm volunteers received information from insiders from ORDLO that at 20:40 (Moscow time) all advanced units of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps were ordered to completely turn off phones and walkie-talkies, leaving only IP telephony for communication. “They were strictly forbidden to go on air for this time, they were even ordered to remove the batteries from their phones. As an option, the Russians will probably scan the space and all available phones on the line of contact in order to make target designations by coordinates,” the statement said.
In the Donbass today, February 23, as a result of shelling by the armed formations of the Russian Federation, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, another was injured in combat.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in the Donetsk region, the occupation troops fired at the settlements of Zelenopolye and Nikolaevka, hit a kindergarten and a residential building. One woman is known to have been injured.