""Identification of a location by using photos and videos is a complex and time-consuming process; identifying a location by an image from inside a building, which is not so popular, with images not being made there every day, is many times more complex, until you have another detail to hint on identification. Here are several images posted on social media by various Russian militants at different time," the authors of the investigation write.
Images show that the premises are the same. The last three pictures show different angles of the same T-64AK tank, which is well-known on the Internet for being covered with various signs. (On the right - "For the Donbas," on the left - "For Mospino," on the tube on the right "For granddaughter Mashenka," on the left - "Mospino to Kyiv.")
In May 2015 InformNapalm volunteers started to watch Zakharov Viktor Robertovich, leading singer of Russian band "Neizvestnaya zemlya" (Unknown Land), coming from Yaroslavl, Russia. His band nickname was 'Zakhar Potemkin,' and his Donbas call sign is 'Stalingrad.'
Interesting and informative videos by Russian militant 'Zakhar Potemkin'
Video titled "Road" dated March 19, 2016.
The video shows movement along the H-21 road, from Khartsyzsk via 'Shakhta 4/13' roundabout and further to Makiivka. Some stills from the video have been placed on the map, showing noticeable objects along the road.
Video titled "Stocking of ammo" dated March 19, 2016 with commentaries and an interesting dialogue showing how much ammunition is there:
His commentary reads that he was unloading ammunition all day long. Below is translation of a dialogue in comments:
These are panoramic images received from the video. Unfortunately, at the moment, investigators could not locate this place.Roman Bespalov- Zakhar, spies would make use of you.Zakhar Potemkin- Roman, who? … You think, there is someone there guarding it? No one gives a damn there. All you need to do is to load. The more the better. One Ukrop (Ukrainian - ed.) missile - and the village where the base is will be gone.Roman Bespalov- Zakhar, is there the front line there?Zakhar Potemkin- Roman, I didn't get about the front line… They are shooting in Zaitseve and Yasynuvata, as well as in Spartak. All ammunition storages are in dozens of kilometers from the front line. They will not get it. With aviation only, which they do not have :))
Two videos dated April 3, 2016: "Zakhar Potemkin. "DPR" 2016. Morning guard. Breakfast" and "Zakhar Potemkin. "DPR." Morning guard. Sunday, April 3." Below are some stills from the video, showing SAU and many trucks.
And the last interesting video titled "April 10 (Sunday)," showing similarities with the images above.
It turned out that Yandex has renewed its maps and it shows more than 25 units of military tented trucks. On the neighboring territory ('DAR' car market), piles of ammunition were recorded as well.
The last image of Feb. 21, 2015, shows empty territory.
Upon the most recent check-up of Google maps it turned out that a new image has appeared. It is dated April 13, 2015. It shows various military equipment. This date could be considered as a beginning of construction and redeployment of Russian terrorist troops here.