Newsweek interviews Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Director John Herbst on Hiding in Plain Sight, the Atlantic Council’s report demonstrating definitive, nonpartisan evidence for Russian military action in Ukraine:
The report, called Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin’s War in Ukraine, is “definitive, nonpartisan evidence” for Russian military action in Ukraine according to one of its authors, ex-US ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst .
According to Herbst the point of their project is to demonstrate the presence of Russian troops and military kit through means that any reader can then fact check themselves.
“We believe that by using open sources and geolocating which anyone can access, the report demonstrates that there are substantial amounts of Russian troops in Ukraine,” Herbst says.
“This is quite a simple fact, yet people have, for some reason, not assimilated it. Even if they do not necessarily watch Russian propaganda, many people still believe that in Ukraine, it is Ukrainians fighting Ukrainians, which is not true.”