Maritime Security

Wed, Oct 4, 2023

How selective Russian targeting effectively blockaded Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports

Evidence from the Odesa region shows retaliatory Russian strikes destroyed harbor infrastructure, silos, and industrial farms

by Valentin Châtelet

Conflict Geolocation
Image: Screenshot from a video released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense’s Main Directorate of Intelligence.

Thu, Sep 14, 2023

Russian War Report: Ukraine’s Black Sea offensive retakes oil rigs near Crimea

Ukrainian soldiers board what appears to be the Tavrida oil drilling rig near the waters of Crimea. Russia protests actions by Armenia.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

A still image from a bodycam footage, released by Russia's Defence Ministry, shows what it said to be crew members kneeling down in a cockpit during an operation held by Russian navy officers to board the Palau-flagged Sukru Okan vessel with the help of a Ka-29 military helicopter in the Black Sea on August 13, 2023, in this image taken from video published August 15, 2023. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. WATERMARK FROM SOURCE.

Thu, Aug 17, 2023

Russian War Report: Tensions escalate in the Black Sea as the Russian navy forcefully inspects a civilian cargo ship

Russia escalated tensions beyond Ukraine again this week when its navy forcibly inspected and fired warning shots at a civilian cargo ship.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Protesters hold up signs as they take part in the 'Crisis Strike', a demonstration against the passivity of the Polish government in the face of the challenges related to the war in neighbouring Ukraine, the energy crisis and the climate crisis in Warsaw, Poland on 28 October, 2022. Several hundred people including members of the Agro Unia farmer's union and Greenpeace marched throuhg the city center. (Photo by Jaap Arriens / Sipa USA)No Use Germany.

Fri, Nov 4, 2022

Russian War Report: Kremlin-controlled outlet rehashes narrative that Poland plans to annex western Ukraine 

Once again, Kremlin media alleged that Poland was preparing to annex western Ukraine. In April, the site responsible for the reporting was blocked in Poland.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Ceremony to declare Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian territories held in Moscow

Fri, Sep 30, 2022

Russian War Report: Putin illegally annexes Ukrainian territory

On September 30, Russian President Putin officially annexed four Ukrainian oblasts, incorporating them into Russia. The announcement was met with swift global condemnation.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Fri, Aug 4, 2017

A Guide to Russia’s Navy Day

The Russian Federation’s naval parades in Syria, Crimea, St. Petersburg, and Vladivostok

China China

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

#MeanwhileInTheArctic: Russian Battle Reindeer

The Russian Arctic Brigade is using not only high-tech, but also rudimentary means of transport in the Arctic

by Lukas Andriukaitis

Arctic Defense Technologies

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

North by Far East: Baltic Sea Naval Exercise

Russia and China’s joint naval exercise in the Baltic Sea sends clear signal

by Nika Aleksejeva

Baltics China

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Bullying In The Baltic Sea

How a Russian intelligence ship harassed a U.S. civilian cargocarrier

by Ben Nimmo

Baltics Defense Technologies

Tue, Jun 20, 2017

#ZapadWatch: Kaliningrad by Air, Land, and Sea

Military warmed up for Zapad-2017 in Russia’s Baltic enclave

by Nika Aleksejeva

Baltics Maritime Security

Tue, May 16, 2017

Kaliningrad Air and Sea Defenses on Parade

Analyzing footage from the exclave’s Victory Day parade

by Ben Nimmo, Nika Aleksejeva

Baltics Defense Technologies

Tue, May 9, 2017

Russia’s Fake “Electronic Bomb”

How a fake based on a parody spread to the Western mainstream

by Ben Nimmo, Nika Aleksejeva, Donara Barojan

Defense Technologies Disinformation