Michael J. Sheldon
Michael J. Sheldon is a former research associate for Eurasia at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Washington, DC, where he led research on the DFRLab’s Minsk Monitor line of reporting.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Michael worked as a research intern at the Hudson Institute and on the board of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association.
Russian War Report: Russian false-flag operation seeks to drag Belarus into Ukraine war
Ukrainian media reported that Russia attacked a Belarusian village from Ukrainian airspace in an attempt to make it appear that Ukraine had attacked Belarus and provoke Belarusian President Lukashenka to move troops into Ukraine.
Russian War Report: Russia escalates nuclear and chemical false-flag allegations
On March 9, Russia escalated their claims that Ukraine intended to use nuclear or biological weapons against Russia and that capturing nuclear power plants were to "prevent" such attempts.
Russian War Report: Kremlin recycles old narratives to claim Ukraine is constructing dirty bombs and bioweapons
In a further attempt to justify its invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin once again accused Ukraine of provoking Russia by developing dirty bombs and biological weapons.