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June 15, 2016

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Russia Ante Portas: Updated Satellite Imagery Shows Border Crossings and Artillery Sites

Google Earth has recently added updated satellite imagery at the Russia-Ukraine border for August 26, 2014, near the height of Russian intervention in Ukraine. These satellite images show the deployment of Russian military vehicles and artillery positions, along with newly-created paths into Ukraine. The timing of this satellite imagery coincides with a major surge in Russian…

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May 22, 2016

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

ISIS Had a Social Media Campaign, So We Tracked Them Down

On Saturday, numerous supporters of ISIS posted pictures on social media from major European cities, displaying messages of support for the group. This social media campaign was in support of an imminent speech from ISIS spokesperson Abu Mohammed al-Adnani. In these photographs, backgrounds of various European cities can be seen, with the intention of, as described…

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May 3, 2016

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Die verlorene Ziffer – Buk 3×2

Kompletter Bericht:  (DE)      (EN)     (RU)   Im November 2014 veröffentlichte Bellingcat einem Bericht, in dem der Buk TELAR (Startfahrzeug für Luftabwehrraketen), der für den Abschuss von Malaysia Airlines Flug 17 verantwortlich ist, als „Buk 3×2“ identifiziert wurde. Die Identifizierung ergab auch, dass das Fahrzeug von der russischen 53. Luftabwehrbrigade in Kursk stammt. Die…

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April 22, 2016

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Plagiarizes LiveJournal Posts in MH17 Response

On Thursday, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) responded to Bellingcat’s follow-up response requesting specific examples of faked evidence. The MFA sent its first reply last week, which can be read in full here. In its second response, with the original document in Russian here and in English here, the MFA did provide the specific examples of fakery…

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April 3, 2016

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Behind the Dutch Terror Threat Video: The St. Petersburg “Troll Factory” Connection

At 13:30:09 GMT on 18 January 2016, a new YouTube channel called ПАТРИОТ (“Patriot”) uploaded its first video, titled (in Ukrainian) “Appeal of AZOV fighters to the Netherlands on a referendum about EU – Ukraine.” The video depicts six soldiers holding guns, supposedly from the notorious far-right, ultra-nationalist Azov Battalion, speaking in Ukrainian before burning a…

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March 25, 2016

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Russian Prosecution Cites “Bellingcat Methodology” in Savchenko Trial

As part of the case against the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, the Russian prosecution used the methods previously utilized by Bellingcat in proving that the Russian military, from its own territory, carried out artillery attacks against Ukrainian army positions. These methods were included in the expert testimony of Aleksandr Bobkov, the Head of Operative Monitoring…

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March 22, 2016

By Aric Toler

Russian Media Outlets Falsely Accuse Belarusian Brothers of Brussels Attack

On March 14, eight days before the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Russian media outlet Lifenews reported (archive) that two Belarusian brothers, Ivan and Aleksey Dovbash, and an accomplice, Marat Yunusov, were planning a terrorist attack in Belgium. After terrorist attacks did take place in Belgium the following week, Lifenews doubled down, naming the brothers Dovbash and Yunusov…

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