Recently, the InformNapalm volunteer investigators received a report from hacktivists of the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance (FalconsFlame, Trinity, Ruh8 and CyberHunta), about the success of Operation Commandant. The operation was focused on accessing and collecting intelligence from email accounts of military commandant offices of Russian occupation troops in Donetsk Oblast. The hacktivists were able to gain access to the accounts of 13 regional units of the so-called military commandant office of the DPR. For 2 months, the data obtained from these mailboxes was being transferred for analysis to volunteer investigators at InformNapalm, the staff of the Mirotvorets center, Security Service of Ukraine, and Ukrainian Special Operations Forces.
The operation achieved the following results:
- Identification of personnel in all regional offices.
- Identification of the types and quantities of equipment and weapons held by specific military units.
- Identification of mercenaries and regular Russian Army troops with records in violations reports.
- Establishing transportation routes of the military commandant patrols.
- Establishing transportation routes of the military equipment in the occupied territory of Donetsk Oblast.
- Establishing secret post locations along the transportation routes of military convoys.
- Establishing exact locations of military units of Russian occupation troops.
Here we provide a sample set of document screenshots extracted from the mailboxes. The total size of these documents exceeds 7 gigabytes.
A large part of the dataset is still being analyzed by InformNapalm volunteers and Ukrainian intelligence services; we ask our readers for patience before major investigation results can be openly published. In the mean time we offer the following as a preview.
Despite many efforts of Russian propaganda, the information obtained from the occupation commandant office demonstrates that Ukrainian side actually observes the established state of ceasefire.
By Mikhail Kuznetsov
Translated by SpringSpirit
Edited by Max Alginin
Evidence data was exclusively provided to InformNapalm by the hacktivists of the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance for analysis and processing. InformNapalm Community bears no responsibility for the sources and origin of the data.
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