#ZapadWatch: Slavic Brotherhood combat training

Snapshots from the annual exercise between Russia, Serbia, and Belarus Geolocation of the exercise, as per briefing map. On June 6, the annual Slavic Brotherhood exercise between Russia, Belarus, and Serbia kicked…

Moldovan Fighters in the Donbas

A look at the Moldovan foreign fighters in Ukraine following diplomatic dispute between Russia and Moldova Dmitry Oblontsev in Moldova (left), in the Donbas (left-middle), and being arrested at the Chisinau…

#RussiaProtests: Round Two

Navalny’s anti-corruption protests sweep the country…again Images of the protests as reported by opposition supporters in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, and the Murmansk region. (Source: Twitter) On June 12, Russians took…

Is an Escalation in Luhansk Near?

Recent attacks and threats in the Luhansk Oblast On June 6, fighting dramatically escalated in eastern Ukraine around the Novotoshkivske–Zholobok and Krymske areas of the contact line in the Luhansk…

Civilian Casualties in Donetsk Spark Protests

Outrage in the Donbas after a mother dies following shelling in western Donetsk Anti-government/Ukraine protesters in Donetsk on June 6, following a shelling that led to two casualties in western Donetsk….

#ZapadWatch: Exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2017

First snapshots of Russia-Belarus-Serbia “anti-terror” exercise (Source: Russian Ministry of Defense) On June 6, the third annual Slavic Brotherhood exercise between Russia, Belarus, and Serbia kicked off at the Brest training…

Blowing The Whistle On Sputnik

A former reporter shines a light on how Kremlin propaganda works (Source: Andrew Feinberg / Twitter) On May 26, Andrew Feinberg, a correspondent covering the White House for Sputnik, tweeted that…