BBC News features the Atlantic Council’s report Hiding in Plain Sight, which tracks Russian involvement in the conflict in Ukraine using photographs, videos, and satellite images, in an article discussing President Putin’s decision to ban information about peacetime military deaths:
The Kremlin has consistently denied sending regular troops and armor to help rebels in eastern Ukraine.
But a new report from the United States says Russia has been using training camps near the border as “launching points of Russia’s war in Ukraine”.
The study by the Atlantic Council, published on Thursday, claims to have tracked Russian involvement in the conflict using photographs, videos and satellite images posted online.
The authors of the Atlantic Council report – including British weapons analyst Eliot Higgins – say satellite images have confirmed the movement of Russian troops and camp build-ups along the Ukrainian border.
They say Russian training camps are being used as “the staging ground” for military equipment and soldiers to be transported into Ukraine.
The most recent photograph analyzed in the Atlantic Council report was taken in February.