Moldova

Tue, May 28, 2024

Websites of Moldovan politicians linked to local pro-Russia news outlets

Website infrastructure links Moldovan pro-Russia news outlets to far-left political parties

by Valentin Châtelet, Victoria Olari

Disinformation DNSLytics
Alexandru Musteața press conference

Fri, Apr 12, 2024

Moldova in the digital crosshairs of anonymous, pro-Russian Telegram channels

Anonymous Telegram channels attempt to discredit Moldova’s pro-European government and amplify pro-Russian narratives

by Givi Gigitashvili, Victoria Olari

Disinformation Moldova

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

US celebrities unwittingly recruited to undermine Moldova’s president

Pro-Russian propagandists solicited US celebrities on Cameo to record videos calling for the downfall of Moldovan President Maia Sandu

by Victoria Olari

Deceptive Content Manipulation Disinformation
A general view shows the Russian Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova March 27, 2018. (Source: Reuters/Viktor Dimitrov)

Thu, Nov 30, 2023

The Kremlin and its proxies attempted to deflect the “spy antennas” scandal in Moldova

Pro-Russian entities attempted to divert attention away from the growing volume of potential intel-gathering equipment on its embassy roof

by Victoria Olari

Cybersecurity Eastern Europe
Screencap of a video posted to Facebook on September 18, 2023, showing troops participating in a military exercise in Moldova. (Source: Andrei Dobrovolschii)

Tue, Nov 28, 2023

Pro-Kremlin actors amplify video to target multinational military exercises in Moldova

A video featuring a local Moldovan farmer accosting military personnel participating in multinational exercise was used as a pretext to attack the West

by Victoria Olari, Eto Buziashvili

Eastern Europe Eastern Europe
Marina Tauber, leader of the opposition pro-Russian political party Shor, delivers a speech during a hearing of the Constitutional Court in Chisinau, Moldova, June 19, 2023. (Source: Reuters/Vladislav Culiomza)

Tue, Jul 11, 2023

Inauthentic Facebook campaign promoted pro-Russian Shor Party messaging in Moldova

The campaign sponsored ads in support of convicted oligarch Ilan Shor and used fake accounts to target Moldova's pro-European government

by Victoria Olari, Iain Robertson

Disinformation Eastern Europe
Flags of Moldova and the autonomous region of Gagauzia fly next to a church in Comrat, the capital of the autonomous region of Gagauzia, Moldova March 2, 2023. REUTERS/Vladislav Culiomza

Fri, May 12, 2023

A Russian footprint in Moldovan regional elections

Pro-Russian Telegram channels attempt to influence the voting process in Moldova's Gagauzia Autonomous Territory

by Victoria Olari

Eastern Europe Elections
A Russian serviceman walks past the Operational Group of Russian Forces headquarters in Tiraspol, in Moldova's self-proclaimed separatist Transnistria, November 3, 2021. The banner reads "Army of Russia." REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Mon, Mar 20, 2023

Russia builds a “special information operation” around Transnistria

Rhetoric increasingly pushes idea of military conflict in the separatist region of Moldova

by Victoria Olari

Conflict Defense Policy
Ukrainian service members from a battalion, named of nom-de-guerre of their commander 'Da Vinci', Hero of Ukraine, who was killed in a fight against Russian troops, fire a howitzer M119 at a front line, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, near the city of Bakhmut, Ukraine March 10, 2023. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak bakhmut

Fri, Mar 10, 2023

Russian War Report: Russian army advances toward Bakhmut, but its offensive capabilities remain unclear

The Russian army advances toward Bakhmut while a large-scale russian air attack targets civilian infrastructure.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Sat, Feb 25, 2023

Russian War Report: DFRLab releases investigations on Russian info ops before and after the invasion

On the week of the one year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the DFRLab released two new reports on narratives tracked used to justify the war both pre- and post invasion.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Bohdan, 'Fritz', the unit commander's deputy in the 79th Air Assault Brigade, fires a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) towards Russian positions on a front line near the town of Marinka, in the middle of the Russia attack on Ukraine, Donetsk region, Ukraine, February 14, 2023. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Sat, Feb 18, 2023

Russian War Report: Failed Russian push on Vuhledar results in losses as Moscow increases troops

Vuhledar, a town connecting the northern and southern flanks, has been under an unsuccessful attack from Russian forces for two weeks.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Moldovan Fighters in the Donbas

A look at the Moldovan foreign fighters in Ukraine following diplomatic dispute between Russia and Moldova

Conflict Moldova