Also by Kyrylo Ovsyaniy
November 11, 2022
Detained Ukrainian Industry 'Icon' Has Russian Citizenship, RFE/RL Investigation Finds
Now detained on suspicion of aiding Moscow in its aggression against Ukraine, the longtime head of a prominent Ukrainian aircraft engine maker is a Russian citizen, a Schemes investigation has found.
November 04, 2022
How Western Tech In Iranian Drones Is Helping Russia Wage War On Ukraine
A new Schemes investigation reveals the Western components inside the Iranian combat drones that Russia is deploying in its war against Ukraine, raising questions about how Tehran obtains this technology despite sanctions.
October 20, 2022
As Ukrainian Troops Advance In Kherson, A Glimpse Of The Russian Withdrawal
Ukrainian forces are advancing in the southern Kherson region, pummeling Russian forces and pushing toward the city of Kherson, whose recapture would be a major victory. Social-media photos and videos posted by troops leaving the right bank of the Dnieper River give a glimpse of how it's going.
August 27, 2022
Satellite Images Pinpoint Fires Near Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant In Ukraine
Amid global concerns about the safety of a Russian-controlled nuclear power plant in Ukraine, satellite images obtained by the investigative unit of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, Schemes, show plumes of smoke over a nearby thermal plant and a forest.
August 05, 2022
Russia Scrambling To Compensate For Destroyed Bridges In Southern Ukraine, Satellite Imagery Suggests
Russia is using a ferry to move military equipment across the Dnieper River and supply forces holding the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson, an examination of satellite imagery by Schemes shows.
June 28, 2022
Investigation: Free From Western Sanctions, A Russian Bank Helps Fund The Invasion Of Ukraine
A substantial number of the Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine receive their military pay and combat bonuses through Gazprombank, which has escaped the most severe Western sanctions that have hamstrung other large Russian lenders, an investigation by Schemes shows.
June 20, 2022
Satellite Images Show Russia Shipping Grain From Occupied Ukraine To Syria
Satellite images bolster accusations that Russia is transporting huge quantities of stolen Ukrainian grain to Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service has documented a series of shipments through the largest grain terminal in Russian-occupied Crimea.
April 18, 2022
'Missing On The High Seas?!': Father Expresses Outrage As Russia Keeps Quiet About Fate Of Sailors
Five days after the attack on the Moskva -- the largest warship to sink in 40 years -- the fate of the Russian crew is still shrouded in mystery, with officials keeping quiet as family members post that their sons and husbands are dead or missing.
April 03, 2022
Clustered Russian Aircraft Present A Prominent Target In Ukraine
At least twice since it invaded Ukraine, Russia has clustered warplanes on territory it has seized in the south, creating platforms for further attacks but presenting prominent targets for counterstrikes by Kyiv’s forces, officials, analysts, and satellite imagery indicate.
March 24, 2022
'A Source Of Death': Air Bases In Russia, Belarus, And Crimea Used In Moscow's Assault On Ukraine
"Russia has turned the Ukrainian sky into a source of death for thousands of people," President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said this month. An examination of satellite imagery indicates that Russia may be using as many as 40 air bases to bomb Ukraine.
October 08, 2021
Ukrainian State Bank Loaned $60 Million To Businessman With Assets In Donbas Conflict Zone
Ukraine's state-owned export-import bank lent $60 million to companies owned by a businessman with interests in parts of eastern Ukraine controlled by Moscow-backed separatists, a new investigation has found.
October 06, 2021
Caught On Video: Ukrainian Banker Tries To Delete Recording After Assault On RFE/RL Journalists
The head of the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine, Yevhen Metsher, announced he was stepping down pending an investigation of an assault on RFE/RL journalists during an interview with him in Kyiv.