Investigators of InformNapalm international volunteer community continue to analyze and publish the data provided to us by the Falcons Flame and Trinity hacker groups. It is worth reminding, that InformNapalm recently published images of the workstation screen of a modern electronic warfare station R-330Zh (“Zhitel”) retrieved from the cloud storage of a Russian serviceman. The analysis showed that the station had been used by the Russian Armed Forces in the battle of Debaltseve. The new investigation presents the data retrieved by the hackers in the #opDonbasLeaks operation. We received for analysis a scanned copy of the passport and a military ID, a copy of the assignment letter and other papers, as well as personal photos of a Russian serviceman spotted in Donbas and in Transnistria.
Person under investigation
Dmitry Vladimirovich Barsukov, passport No. 05 13 024327, DOB: January 12, 1980. POB: Koptevo village, Rasskazovo District of Tambov Region, Russia. Registered address: 68a Admiral Kuznetsov St., apt. 15, Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia. Actual address: 46 Pushkinskaya St., apt.5, Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia. Registered with the military commissariat of the Primorsky Krai for Leninsky and Frunzensky districts of the city of Vladivostok. Education: secondary vocational. Studied at Agro-Technical College No. 10 from September 01, 1995 to June 02,1998 and at Vladivostok Maritime Training Centre from June 03, 2002 to November 16, 2002. Education and qualifications: third category gas and arc welder, first category engine mechanic.
In 2014, Barsukov expressed a desire to serve under contract in the Russian Armed Forces, to which end he provided a reference to the commander of the Russian Task Force in Transnistria, military unit No. 13962. On June 27, 2014, the commander of the military unit No. 13962 Lieutenant Colonel Koryaykin considered Barsukov’s candidacy for the position of a crewman of a fire support crew of the security company of the control battalion, MOS-102533A.
On one of the photos taken in June 2015, one year after he signed the contract, Barsukov is posing in the mine and explosives training classroom with servicemen wearing the uniform of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) terrorist organization.
One of text files found in his cloud storage contains the following information:
Service: Donetsk People’s Republic, military unit 08801, from March 01, 2015 through 12.04.2015, DPR Republican Guard. From April 12, 2015 through July 31, 2015, commander of an engineer platoon, awarded the rank of a lieutenant. Military unit 08826, commander of an engineer platoon as of July 31, 2015.
Military occupational specialty: Donetsk People’s Republic, MOS101001.
Upon obtaining the original data from the Russian serviceman’s storage, InformNapalm volunteers conducted an in-depth open source investigation. Based on the published photos, we found Barsukov’s social network page (archives: page, photo album). Below are the photos uploaded to the photo album in 2015 and providing evidence of Barsukov’s service in the ranks of illegal military groups of the Russian terrorist forces in Donbas. Barsukov is seen on one of the photos wearing lieutenant’s shoulder marks. Besides these photos, Barsukov was also identified in a Russian propaganda video about the work of the DPR sappers.
Based on the analysis of the data from open sources and the hacked cloud storage, we can assume that Barsukov is a career Russian serviceman carrying out illegal orders of his commanders in the territory of a neighboring state. After 9 months of service under contract in the military unit No. 13962, he was sent to Ukraine, where he served until July 31, 2015 in the so-called 1st Infantry Brigade of the DPR, and later in the 100th Republican Guard Infantry Brigade of the DPR. It is interesting to note that after only a month of service in the ranks of illegal military groups, on April 12, 2015, Barsukov received the rank of a lieutenant and the position of a platoon commander. This is another indirect proof of his belonging to the Russian Armed Forces, since the commanding positions in DPR are now normally filled by the curators from the ranks of the available Russian servicemen.
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