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Janes provides continuous monitoring of Russian troop and equipment sightings that link the unit to the ORBAT, location, source data, exercise and mission (if known), equipment with associated numbers, vessel identification, tail numbers, ground vehicle markings and estimated date of sighting. . Below is a series of recent analyzes focusing on Russian troop movements on the border with Ukraine, which leverage data collected, structured, verified and interconnected by Janes to enable a more detailed assessment of movements and capabilities. Russian military forces.

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Analysis of the Ukrainian crisis. March 11

Janes analyst Tom Bullock provides an analysis of events in Ukraine.

Positions of Russian forces in Ukraine at 09:00 on March 11

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Positions of Russian forces in Ukraine at 09:00 March 8

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Analysis of the Ukrainian crisis. 8 March

Janes analyst Tom Bullock provides an analysis of events in Ukraine.

Podcast – Ukrainian conflict: review of the first week

Huw Williams from our EMEA press team chairs a discussion focusing on the Russian invasion of Ukraine asking why Russian actions were so different from expectations, what were they trying to achieve and what didn’t worked? Click here to listen

Positions of Russian forces in Ukraine at 09:00 March 3

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Analysis of the Ukrainian crisis. March 2

Janes analyst Tom Bullock provides an analysis of events in Ukraine.

Positions of Russian forces in Ukraine at 09:00 March 1

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Conflict in Ukraine: Equipment Manual

This PDF brings together Janes reference data for locally developed equipment involved in the conflict in Ukraine into a single document. There is significant overlap in the types of equipment in joint service with Russian and Ukrainian forces, so this document collates information by domain – Air, Land, C4ISR and Weapons – in accordance with the Janes Reference Portfolio. The information in this document represents only a fraction of the content available to Janes subscribers, who can access the full specifications and data via links embedded in the document. It is intended to be a quick reference document, indicative of the type of content covered by Janes and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of equipment in service with either force. Access the equipment manual

Positions of Russian forces in Ukraine at 15:00 February 25

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Behind the Veil: Ukraine’s Information Warfare Leads a Dark Path to War

February 25, 2022

Tensions have been rising in Eastern Europe since late 2021, when Russia began gathering troops on the border with Ukraine, a former member of the Soviet Union. Michael Carpenter, the US ambassador to the Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe, detailed on February 18 that 169,000 to 190,000 Russian military personnel had moved to the border, against a previous estimate. of 150,000 Russian soldiers. Read more

Map: Russian air and missile strikes against Ukraine, February 24

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Intelligence Podcast: Russia/Ukraine – Maturity for OSINT?

February 25, 2022

In the latest episode of The World of Intelligence podcast, we talk to Thomas Bullock, Senior Russia and CIS OSINT Analyst at Janes and Christian Haimet, Country Intelligence Analyst at Janes, about the real utility of OSINT. listen now

Video Demonstration: Using Janes Intara to Create a Common Intelligence Picture: Russian Buildup on the Ukrainian Border

February 24, 2022

Janes provides continuous monitoring of Russian troop and equipment sightings, leverages Janes military equipment and unit data to provide an in-depth view of military activity. The ability to integrate your own and third-party data with the open source intelligence provided by Janes using Janes Intara ensures that analysts can use all relevant and available OSINT or classified sources, each source enriching the others. This ability to form a single, comprehensive fundamental intelligence picture translates into faster, more insightful analysis for decision makers and operators. See the demonstration

The Ukraine crisis – a failure of deterrence or just the kick the West needed?

February 24, 2022

While increasingly belligerent rhetoric from NATO and EU leaders declares that their nations have never been more united in the face of the Ukraine crisis and that Russia will pay dearly for its actions in the form of economic sanctions unprecedented, Putin’s forces continue unabated to deploy in separatist-controlled areas. from Ukraine. Just below the surface, Western allies struggle to maintain the face of unity. The British Prime Minister, under pressure in the House of Commons over the limited nature of the economic response, let slip that he favored “unity with our allies” over sanctions. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s statement that certification of the Nord Stream 2 project would not go now, while obviously very welcome, was somewhat surprising, further highlighting the differences in national responses to Russian aggression. Read more

Russia announces withdrawal but continues to move forces near Ukrainian border

February 16, 2022

The withdrawal of certain units identified by the Russian Defense Ministry, such as the 3rd and 150th Motorized Divisions, also matters little. These two units are permanently stationed within 250 km of the Ukrainian border and could easily return to forward positions at short notice.

Moreover, there is no indication that a full-scale withdrawal has begun. Russian actions, in particular the movement of assets from the Western Military District to Belgorod, forces from the Central Military District to Bryansk and forces from the Eastern Military District to southeast Belarus, are inconsistent with a withdrawal, all forces seeming to approach the Ukrainian border. Some recent images posted on social media also indicate that Russia is still moving its forces west towards the border from deep within Russia. Learn more

Russia continues its military build-up on the Ukrainian border

February 3, 2022

Russia’s military buildup in Belarus and along the Ukrainian border has continued unabated over the past 14 days. Social media reports the frequency of deployments has increased, with daily sightings of moving equipment at their highest level since the buildup began in October 2021.

The ground forces of the Eastern Military District (EMD) have started deploying to several locations in Belarus, mainly along the country’s southern border with Ukraine. S-400 air defense systems have also started to arrive, and Janes’ assessment is that one of the battalions – probably belonging to the 1529th Air Defense Regiment stationed in Khabarovsk – was unloaded at Luninets station, approximately 50 km from the Ukrainian. frontier. Learn more

Russian reinforcement on Ukrainian border enters new stage

January 25, 2022

After a relative lull in activity after January 1, the Russian armed forces appear to have reached their highest level of activity and movement since the start of the fall-winter build-up in late October.

Evidence points to activity from all of Russia’s major regional commands, and Moscow has also signaled that it will move a large number of surface ships, including six Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs), a cruiser and a destroyer, into the Mediterranean Sea, where they could easily continue into the Black Sea. Learn more

Russia strengthens its forces on the Ukrainian border

December 9, 2021

The Russian military appears to be moving harder-to-move equipment, such as tanks and artillery, to forward positions and is establishing the ability to quickly deploy troops and logistics into position if needed.

This allows deployments to maintain a relatively small footprint. They are also less taxing on troops, who must remain in camps over the winter, and this leaves Russia the ability to react quickly and covertly if it wishes. Learn more

Russia moves equipment to Crimea and continues to activate other units

November 18, 2021

Russia has deployed elements of at least three units to Crimea since November 12. They are equipped with armored personnel carriers (APC), self-propelled howitzers (SPH), anti-aircraft missile systems and main battle tanks (MBT).

Analyzing footage posted on social media of military equipment being moved by train, Janes identified the deployment of at least one battalion tactical group from the 34th Motorized Brigade (Mountain) of the 49th Combined Arms Army equipped with APC MT- LB and SPH 2S1 Gvozdika and, which is likely to be… Read more

Equipment of Russian 1st Guards Tank Army spotted in Voronezh

November 11, 2021

Russia has deployed at least 60 tanks, supported by infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) and self-propelled howitzers (SPH) from the Moscow region at the Maslovka railway station south of the city of Voronezh and less than 250 km from the Ukrainian border.

During the Russian reinforcement in the spring of 2021 on the Ukrainian border, the Maslovka railway station was one of the main stations used by the forces of the Central Military District (CMD) deploying from Siberia to the Voronezh region. Learn more

The Central Military District removes more equipment from vehicle stores on the Ukrainian border

October 28, 2021

The 41st Combined Arms Army of the Russian Central Military District (CMD) began removing equipment from the Pogonovo training ground south of the city of Voronezh and loading it onto trains at the Maslovka station.

Videos and images from social media and analyzed by Janes revealed the loading of large amounts of equipment at Maslovka station, including 2S19 self-propelled guns, T-72BM and T-72B1 main battle tanks and vehicles infantry fighter BMP-1. . Janes was also able to confirm that equipment belonging to the 35th Motorized Brigade of the 41st Combined Arms Army was loaded onto trains at Maslovka. Learn more