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June 3, 2015

By The Regular Contributor

Stevens, MacPherson and the Summer of ’98

Early April ’15, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) referred former Commissioner Lord John STEVENS of Kirkwhelpington to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). This was a result of the findings of the 2014 ELLISON Review of possible police corruption in the Stephen LAWRENCE case and a formal complaint by Stephen’s father, Neville LAWRENCE. (see here)…

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May 31, 2015

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

MH17 – Forensic Analysis of Satellite Images Released by the Russian Ministry of Defence

In this new report Bellingcat examines satellite images released by the Russian Ministry of Defence as part of the July 21st 2014 press conference on the downing of Flight MH17. The Russian MoD stated at the press conference that the satellite photos show the activities of Ukraine’s air defences on the day that Flight MH17…

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May 31, 2015

By Askai707

The Avalanche that Went from Russia to Ukraine

Читать пост на русском языке One of the most obvious examples of Russia’s supplying of military equipment to the Donbass can be found in the infantry fighting vehicle (BMP-2) with the inscription of “Lavina” [Avalanche] and painted-over hull number. At the end of August 2014, “Lavina” was recorded in Staraya Stanitsa, Russa, just north of…

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May 30, 2015

By Aric Toler

Russian Official Account of Attack on Ukraine Border Guards

The hacker collective “Ukrainian Cyber Forces” released a trove of documents from servers of the Russian Interior Ministry in December 2014, revealing a document that disclosed details of a Russian military attack on Ukrainian border guards. Among the 36GB of files (1.7gb cache here), the vast majority are completely unrelated to Ukraine—bureaucratic paperwork, criminal cases,…

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May 26, 2015

By Ruslan Leviev

Confirmed: Active Russian Spetsnaz Serviceman Photographed in Luhansk

Ruslan Leviev and his team of investigators recently released an in-depth report on three Russian soldiers who died fighting in Ukraine. Leviev and his team members managed to track down the gravesites of each of these soldiers, all of which belonged to and were still active servicemen in the Russian 16th Separate Spetsnaz Brigade, military unit 54607. One of…

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May 22, 2015

By Ruslan Leviev

Three Graves: Russian Investigation Team Uncovers Spetsnaz Brigade in Ukraine

The following post originally appeared on the LiveJournal of Ruslan Leviev, found in the original Russian here. The translation has been provided by Kirill Mikhailov, as found on his website here. Ruslan Leviev’s investigation team is not a part of Bellingcat, but its findings are in line with many of Bellingcat’s published and ongoing investigative reports…

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May 19, 2015

By Eliot Higgins

Robert Parry Falsely Accuses 60 Minutes Australia of Using Fake MH17 Evidence

This weekend 60 Minutes Australia aired a segment where they investigated the Buk missile launcher that shot down MH17, using information gathered by Bellingcat to follow the route of the Buk through separatist held territory. As with previous investigations by news organisations visiting the locations Bellingcat identified in our earlier MH17 research the 60 Minutes…

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May 18, 2015

By Veli-Pekka Kivimäki

Next Phase in Bellingcat’s Ukraine Vehicle Tracking Project

In early February, Bellingcat launched the Ukraine conflict vehicle tracking project. The initiative got plenty of attention and positive feedback in the early days, and was most recently highlighted by NPR Idea Lab, thanks to Storybench and Silk. We'll speak to @bellingcat about its Ukraine Conflict Vehicle Tracking Project — BBC Outside Source…

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May 17, 2015

By Chris Biggers

RAF Akrotiri Deployments Update

Recent imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe during April 2015 confirms ongoing deployments to RAF Akrotiri, the UK’s airbase located in Cyprus. The southeast section of the airfield shows several new arrivals probably supporting Operation Shader, the UK’s anti-ISIS effort. In addition to the CH-47 Chinook and C-130J Super Hercules previously reported, imagery shows the Royal Air Force’s…

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