• Research Associate, Eurasia

Roman Osadchuk

Roman Osadchuk is a research associate for Eurasia at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).

Roman researches disinformation narratives and technology uses for their spread in the region. He is interested in the role of information policy and media cycle in the disinformation spread. Before joining DFRLab, he held several positions in Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC), where he was involved in communications of decentralization reform and administrative support to the internal operations. As decentralization communication project manager, Roman Osadchuk managed a team of 5 colleagues under larger USAID-funded project. The UCMC team organized two large-scale events for 250+ participants each, several pieces of training for journalists, and a few lower scale outreach projects. He and his team successfully overviewed the production of TV show ‘Hromada on a Million’ that promoted decentralization. It was tuned in by more than 7 million viewers.

Before the manager position at UCMC, Roman worked with grant applications, preparation of national and international workshops, developed communication strategies and preparation of narrative and financial reports.

Roman received a Master’s in Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, where he focused on information policy. Roman researched the role of information policy and media cycle in the disinformation spread. He holds master’s and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kryvyi Rih National University, bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Dnipro National University, and a master degree in Political Science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

April 2023

Russian War Report: Belarus accuses Ukraine of plotting terrorist attack

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Belarus' KGB accused Ukraine of plotting an attack on a Russian consulate in the Belarusian city of Grodno. Belarus also confirmed it would accept Russian tactical nuclear weapons.
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March 2023

Seven steps to spread a conspiracy: How Russia promoted weapons trade allegations

by Roman Osadchuk

Kremlin sources planted and amplified fake stories about Western weapons destined for Ukraine being sold in Germany
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January 2023

Russian War Report: Pro-Kremlin sources amplify forged diplomatic letters targeting Ukrainian refugees

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

As Russian shelling of Ukranian forces and civilian infrastructure continues, Ukraine receives the first of many tanks promised by NATO allies.
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