The InformNapalm volunteer community conducted a set of presentations on August 28, 2015. They were dedicated to the systematization results of the OSINT investigations regarding the Russian military forces presence in Donbas. The presentations took place in the Ukraine Crisis Media Center and on Hromadske.tv.
The volunteers showed the biggest at that moment database with the evidence of the Russian aggression. The database points at the incidents when the Russian career servicemen presence in Ukraine was documented; demonstrates the actual list of the military units and formations; names the dates, places and periods of their staying in Donbas. The ways of disclosure are mentioned as well: selfies in the social networks, ‘Novorossiya’ propaganda videos failures, expert analysis of the weaponry and equipment, etc.
At the moment of the presentation the database consisted of 116 incidents with more than 60 Russian military units and formations, including: 138th motorized rifle brigade, 9th artillery brigade, 200th special forces brigade of the North Fleet, 78th and 69th supply brigades, 22nd special forces brigade, 21st motorized rifle brigade, 8th mountain motorized rifle brigade, 4th guards armored division, 19th separate motorized rifle brigade, 74th motorized rifle brigade, 3rd separate special forces brigade, 33rd separate motorized rifle brigade, 20th motorized rifle brigade, 32nd, 18th and 9th separate motorized rifle brigades, 45th special forces airborne regiment, 11th separate airborne brigade, 67th air defense brigade, 76th airborne division (104th regiment), 385th artillery brigade, 474th separate automobile battalion, 106th division 51st airborne regiment, FSB special forces center, 61st marine brigade, 51st air defense unit, 338th electronic suppression regiment, 137th airborne regiment, 66th management brigade, 275th self-propelled artillery regiment, 82nd separate electronic special forces brigade, 10th separate special forces brigade, 6th armored brigade, 16th separate special forces brigade, 7th airborne division, 24th separate special forces brigade and many more. And these are not mere assertions, but the facts supported by investigations per each incident. You can find the full list here – http://bit.ly/RussianPresenceEN, where each incident has a separate link to the article with the investigation results. The data is available not only in Russian, Ukrainian and English, but also in German, Polish and Spanish languages. We continue to translate the InformNapalm volunteer website articles, since it speaks in 20 languages by now.
Also the infographics has been created based on the OSINT investigation results. It displays how the Russian invasion forces were moved from their home bases to the territory of Ukraine.
We would like to thank our volunteer Yaroslav Dobrianskiy who did his best to visualize the huge amount of facts in a single graphic block.