Vladyslav Marchenko

Vladyslav Marchenko

OSINT-analyst

Author articles (12)
24.01.2024
Investigations
Russian Drone Project «Archangel» in Occupied Crimea and Southern Ukraine

Russian project «Archangel» manufactures FPV-drones and trains Russian soldiers, «volunteers» from BARS squads and civilians willing to sign contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense. As Russian mass media reported, the network of «Archangel» includes training centers in 20 Russian cities and on occupied territories of Ukraine. Over one thousand drone operators have been trained…

22.01.2024
Investigations
Policeman-Traitor: Commander of Russian «Sudoplatov Battalion» Identified

Policeman-traitor Dmytro Pogrebnyak (call sign «Shaman») from Luhansk is the commander of illegal military unit «battalion named after Sudoplatov» fighting the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Zaporizhzhia region. He served in the special unit «Sokil» of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

12.12.2023
Investigations
“Bears” – on Stage. Russian Soldiers Trained in Crimea for the War in Ukraine and Africa

The 81st Russian special purpose brigade “Bears”, fighting Ukraine in Oleshki near Kherson, has been assembled and trained on training ground near Perevalne village in occupied Crimea. Separate “expeditionary corps” of “Bears” is being recruited for the “work” of Russian mercenaries abroad, in Africa.  “Bears” are closely connected with quasi-private military company “Redut”, controlled by…

31.10.2023
Investigations
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«Tsar Wolves»-2. Squads of BARS, their commanders and why this «brigade» is not PMC of Rogozin

«Tsar Wolves» is would-be military company, created and promoted in mass media by Dmitrii Rogozin, ex-member of the Russian State Duma, ex-Vice-Prime Minister of the Russian government, ex-Head of «Roscosmos» and current member of the Russian Senate «elected» in the occupied part of Zaporizhzhia region. «Tsar Wolves» is the umbrella name for «military technological center»,…

27.10.2023
Publications
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«Crimean Federal University» trains Russian military operators of FPV-drones

The Crimean Federal University, set up by Russian occupants on the basis of stolen Ukrainian Tavriisky National University named after Vernadsky, launched school for training civilian and Russian military operators of kamikaze drones.  The Center for Journalist Investigations identified all persons involved in training Russian military operators of drones. 

20.10.2023
Investigations
«Tsar Wolves» and Rogozin. Stolen name, serving Karadzic and lobbying business

Name «Tsar Wolves» covers military technological center testing new weapons of Russian private designers, «Voluntary Russian assault brigade», BARS squads in Zaporizhzhia region and training centers for drone operators. This project has been actively promoted in Russian mass media by Dmitrii Rogozin, former member of Russian State Duma, Vice-Prime Minister and head of the State…

30.09.2023
Publications
Jailors-collaborators in occupied Zaporizhzhia region

The Center for Journalist Investigations identified Ukrainians who decided to collaborate with the Russian aggressor and obtained positions in the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in occupied Melitopol.

24.09.2023
Investigations
Who and how repairs shelters in Kherson?

Residents of Kherson have lived under daily Russian shelling for almost one year. Bomb shelters and simple hiding places should have protected residents from Russian missiles and shells but there are a few of them in the city. Protective cement modules at stops of public transport have been constructed in liberated Kherson during winter 2023….

15.08.2023
Investigations
Russian Wounded Militants of «Margelov’s Battalion» Identified

Russian «governors» have organized so-called «voluntary units» on the occupied territories of the South of Ukraine, in order to involve local residents into the war against their co-citizens. As a rule, militants hide their faces and identities by balaclavas. As Russian occupants are going to conduct «elections» in autumn 2023, their politicians visit wounded militants,…

14.08.2023
Investigations
Who prepares Crimean drones for the Russian war against Ukraine

It is easy to avoid Western sanctions if you use countries as intermediaries. The team of the Center for Journalist Investigations uncovered a network of companies in the third countries behind Simferopol manufacturer of drones founded by Ukrainian citizens-collaborators. It is about Crimean limited liability company «Roboavia». It develops and manufactures «flying wing» drones and…