Ukraine

A man holds a Russian flag an orange and black "Z" symbol during the annual Immortal Regiment march in Moscow on Victory Day, May 9, 2022. The websites investigated in this report used the same version of the Z symbol in their online promotional materials. (Source: STR/NurPhoto via Reuters Connect)

Wed, Feb 21, 2024

Pro-Russia network spreads propaganda and disinfo in Latin America

Multi-platform operation amplifying Kremlin-aligned narratives published content in Portuguese and Spanish

by Beatriz Farrugia

Brazil Brazil
generative art rendering of a swarm of bees surrounding the face of an elephant

Wed, Jan 24, 2024

How Ukraine fights Russian disinformation: Beehive vs mammoth

Best practices in countering Russian disinformation, propaganda and information aggression, based on interviews with nearly two dozen Ukrainian practitioners

by Jakub Kalenský, Roman Osadchuk

Civil Society Digital Policy
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Commander of the Sparta Battalion Artyom Zhoga pose for a picture after a ceremony to present Gold Star medals to service members, bearing the title of Hero of Russia and involved in the country's military campaign in Ukraine, on the eve of Heroes of the Fatherland Day in Moscow, Russia, December 8, 2023. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Fri, Dec 15, 2023

Russian War Report: Putin to run for re-election in annexed regions of Ukraine

The Central Election Commission confirmed the possibility of holding presidential elections in illegally annexed Ukrainian territories.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Conflict Digital Policy
People look out of the window of a house on a flooded street following a storm in the village of Pribrezhe, Crimea November 28, 2023. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

Thu, Nov 30, 2023

Russian War Report: Pro-Kremlin surrogates accuse the US of using ‘climate weapons’ in Crimea

Following a severe storm in the Black Sea heavily impacted Crimea, pro-Kremlin sources circulated a conspiracy suggesting the US used a weather weapon.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

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
Members of Ukraine's National Guard Omega Special Purpose fire a SPG-9 anti-tank grenade launcher toward Russian troops in the front line town of Avdiivka, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine November 8, 2023. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Serhii Nuzhnenko via REUTERS

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

Russian War Report: Desperate for recruits, Russia offers one million rubles to join its military

The Russian army is struggling to fund equipment and recruit as they host fundraisers and recruitment drives offering pledges of one million rubl

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

FILE PHOTO: A police officer stands in front of a damaged building, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine October 17, 2023. REUTERS/Yevhen Titov/File Photo

Thu, Nov 2, 2023

Russian War Report: Russia just lost the most troops in a single battle so far in 2023

In Ukriane, fighting over the strategically important town of Avdiivka has led to heavy Russian losses. In Armenia, Russian propaganda is targeting the Armenian government.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Thu, Oct 19, 2023

Russian War Report: Ukraine inflicts heavy damage on Russian positions

Ukraine used US-provided ATACMS missiles to strike two Russian-occupied airfields in Zaporizhzhia oblast and Luhansk.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

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

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

Russian War Report: Competing claims about the possible death of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet commander

Following an attack by Ukrainian forces on the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, rumors swirled about the potential death of Russian Admiral Viktor Sokolov.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

UN Security Council meets about Ukraine at UN HQ in New York

Thu, Sep 21, 2023

Russian War Report: Black Sea military operations approach NATO countries’ waters

Plus, Zelenskyy expresses frustration at the UN, Russia seems unlikely to block YouTube, and the US drops new sanctions.

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

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