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New AtlanticistMar 3, 2023
Russian War Report: DFRLab confirms increased Russian air force activity as Kremlin strives to achieve air dominance
By Digital Forensic Research Lab
Russia intensified its air power in recent weeks across airfields in Crimea and Rostov Oblast. Elsewhere, Russia continues to pressure Bahkmut.
New AtlanticistFeb 10, 2023
Russian War Report: DFRLab confirms Russia’s push to encircle Bakhmut
By Valentin Châtelet, Ruslan Trad, Kateryna Halstead, Nika Aleksejeva
Wagner Group soldiers are attempting to encircle Bakhmut, Ukraine. Meanwhile on the southern flank, Russian armed forces are trying to consolidate their progression towards Ivaniske.
Kateryna Halstead is a research assistant for Ukraine and Russia the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab based in Washington, DC.
Previously, Halstead worked as a researcher with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and was involved in projects tracking the military developments of the Russian war in Ukraine and helped to draft the Transnational Threat Project’s annual extremism report. She has specialized in open-source intelligence research, particularly in the Russian and Ukrainian information spaces, and tracked Russian irregular warfare methods via cyber and disinformation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations with a minor in Spanish language studies from Trinity Washington and is currently pursuing an master’s degree in international relations with a focus on security studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.