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      Donbas: A Ticking Toxic Time Bomb
      Mar30

      Donbas: A Ticking Toxic Time Bomb

      Open-source tracking and monitoring of environmental health risks of targeting industrial sites Additional research and map making by Foeke Postma @FoekePostma As the fighting between the Ukrainian army and Russia-backed forces re-ignited at the end of January 2017, various news reports highlighted the shelling of industrial sites. Calls by the...

      Balkan Gambit: Part 2. The Montenegro Zugzwang
      Mar25

      Balkan Gambit: Part 2. The Montenegro Zugzwang

      In Part 1 of this investigation, Bellingcat and Insider reported on Russia’s intervention in the parliamentary elections in Republika Srpska in October 2014. In Part 2, we investigate the evidence for a possible Russian involvment in the alleged attempted coup following the parliamentary elections in October 2016 in Montenegro. Montenegro,...

      Tanks of Buhaivka: A training facility in Eastern Ukraine
      Mar17

      Tanks of Buhaivka: A training facility in Eastern Ukraine

      On March 16, 2017, popular Ukrainian Twitter user @GirkinGirkin published a tweet sharing imagery of armored vehicles, including tanks. The user claims that the photographs were uploaded on the same day near Buhaivka, Luhansk oblast, thus in an area currently not under the control of the Ukrainian government. After analyzing new satellite imagery...

      Water Filtration Plants and Risks of a Chlorine Mass-Casualty Event in Donetsk
      Mar10

      Water Filtration Plants and Risks of a Chlorine Mass-Casualty Event in Donetsk

      Over the last two months, increased shelling in and around industrial sites north of Donetsk in the Ukraine have, apart from the direct civilian casualties costs, posed huge public health and environmental risks. Apart from the wider environmental impacts caused by targeting industrial sites, on several occasions, Russia-backed forces have hit...

      The Kremlin’s Balkan Gambit: Part I
      Mar04

      The Kremlin’s Balkan Gambit: Part I

      This is part I of out joint investigation with the Russian investigative magazine The Insider into a series of active measures, hybrid warfare and false-flag operations in the countries of the Balkans that appear to have been orchestrated by Russian individuals in close coordination with the Kremlin. You can read the Russian version of this part...

      The Role of Sergey Dubinsky in the Downing of MH17
      Mar02

      The Role of Sergey Dubinsky in the Downing of MH17

      Following the publication of “Identifying Khmuryi, the Major General Linked to the Downing of MH17,” additional information has surfaced that further confirms the identity of Khmuryi as Sergey Nikolaevich Dubinsky, born August 9, 1962. The clearest confirmation of our investigation came courtesy of Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin, who was...

      Identifying Khmuryi, the Major General Linked to the Downing of MH17
      Feb15

      Identifying Khmuryi, the Major General Linked to the Downing of MH17

      This article was collaboratively researched and written by the Bellingcat MH17 Investigation Team. On 18 July 2014, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) published several tapped telephone conversations in relation to the July 17 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17). Most of these conversations, recorded on the day of the downing, are...

      Ukrainian Tanks in Avdiivka Residential Area
      Feb03

      Ukrainian Tanks in Avdiivka Residential Area

      On February 1, Tom Burridge of the BBC shared a video on Twitter showing Ukrainian troops and tanks in what appeared to be a residential area in Avdiivka. We met Ukrainian troops and tanks in #Avdiivka who seemed ready for action – and we could hear that there is no ceasefire here #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/9HGDrNAkWJ — Tom Burridge...

      Human Shields in Donetsk: Launching Grads near a Residential Area
      Feb02

      Human Shields in Donetsk: Launching Grads near a Residential Area

      This report was written in collaboration with the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT). On 31 January 2017, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded the up to now highest number of explosions in the war in Eastern Ukraine. The current hotspot of the fighting, which has led to numerous civilian and military casualties, is the area...

      Putin’s Undeclared War: Summer 2014 – Russian Artillery Strikes against Ukraine
      Dec21

      Putin’s Undeclared War: Summer 2014 – Russian Artillery Strikes against Ukraine

      Download full report Скачать полную версию доклада Click here for a one-minute introductory map tour that gives the main findings and context of this report. The below text is an extract from the full report. The interactive data map underlying all of the findings discussed can be found here. Summary Terms such as civil war or internal conflict...

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