Early-morning flare-up in Luhansk

The DFRLab analyzed imagery from intense fighting on the morning of February 18, 2020 Composite image of automatic cannon fire landing near civilian buildings in Donetskyi. (Source: VKontakte/archive) Following an exchange…

Disengagement holds in Stanytsia Luhanska

Stanytsia Luhanska disengagement area sees ratification, dismantlement of positions, and reconstruction. (Source: Юрій Клименко/archive) After Ukrainian and Russia-backed separatist negotiators finalized and implemented an agreement on disengagement in July, progress…

Tirada-2 Likely Not Spotted in Ukraine

The OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission identified a vehicle in drone imagery as a “Tirada-2,” but it may actually be an R-934BMV (Source: @Michael1Sheldon/DFRLab via Pobeda26/archive) The Organization for Security and Cooperation…

New Photos from Ukraine Highlight Mine Hazard

Imagery of various anti-personnel mines in the forests of the Donbas region emerge online (Source: @falconua/archive) Recent images of anti-personnel landmines highlighted the looming dangers in the forests of the eastern…

Russian GPS-Jamming Systems Return to Ukraine

After a year out of public view, the R-330Zh made a massive return in 2019 (Source: @Michael1Sheldon/DFRLab) After a year of silence, the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe’s Special Monitoring…

The Use of Krasnopol Artillery Shells in Ukraine

Russian high-precision artillery rounds have seen limited use in Ukraine, to questionable effect (Source: Анатолий Штефан Штирлиц/archive) Separatist forces in Ukraine have been using laser-guided artillery shells provided by the…