This article features a fresh OSINT investigation from the Belarusian team of InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community. Although its editor-in-chief, journalist Denys (Dzianis) Ivashyn, was arrested by the KGB of Belarus on March 12, 2021 and remains behind bars as a political prisoner of Lukashenka’s regime, our Belarusian volunteers are only stepping up their activity. First of all, their investigations are published in Belarusian and then translated into other languages of our website. On September 14, Belarusian editorial team of InformNapalm published a new OSINT investigation identifying servicemen of the 76th Air Assault Division (AAD) of the Russian Armed Forces, who conducted reconnaissance in Belarus under the guise of Zapad-2021 maneuvers. The servicemen of this division are known for their participation in the aggression against Ukraine in Crimea and the Donbas. Read more below in this article.
The soldier in the photo is Denis Klimov (VK account, web archive). The following two facts indirectly confirm that he serves in the 76th AAD: Firstly, he is a member of the VK social groups titled “Airborne Forces. Army of Russia“ and “Tattoos of the Airborne Forces, Special Forces”.
This person has probably changed the last name in his account, since he is identified as denis.koloskov. in his skype account
InformNapalm’s OSINT database contains extensive evidence of soldiers from the 76th AAD participation in the aggression against Georgia, the seizure of the Ukrainian Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine. It was also documented that paratroopers from the 104th Air Assault Regiment of Russia’s 76th AAD who in 2014 participated in the seizure of drilling rigs of the Ukrainian Chornomornaftogaz. InformNapalm volunteers have also collected data of the 76th AAD commanders who were awarded for participating in the aggression against Ukraine and Georgia.
The monitoring department of the Belarusian team of InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community continues to closely track the movements of military personnel and military equipment of the Russian Federation through the territory of Belarus under the guise of military exercises and inform the Belarusian society about the most important facts that may affect the national security of the country. If you have actual data that may help us conduct new OSINT investigations, please share your information with us via the social media.
Read more from InformNapalm
- Proofs of the Russian Aggression: InformNapalm releases extensive database of evidence
- Volunteers gathered evidence of 32 Russian military units taking part in the invasion of Crimea
- Advanced Russian EW system Navodchik-2 spotted in Donbas for the first time
- Exposed: 40 Russian military men of 15th Brigade participated in the aggression against Ukraine (Infographics)
- By end of year, Russia plans to set up tewnty new military units near its western borders
- Formation of new Russian division near the borders of Lithuania moves ahead of schedule
- Military exercises Zapad-2021: who, when and where
- Zapad-2021 Exercise—One Step from Declared Defense to Active Assault
The OSINT investigation was prepared by the monitoring service of the Belarusian editorial team of InformNapalm international volunteer community. Translated by Julia Ponomarenko, edited by Artem Velichko.
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