Journalist and information warfare researcher with over 12 years experience in Russia and Ukraine. Visited Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast several times in 2015, including in the front-line city of Avdiivka during combat. Has worked as an interpreter, fixer, and interviewer in addition to writing. Featured as a guest on Sky News, CBC, France 24, TRT World, BBC Radio, CBS Radio and Настоящее Время. Also worked on the documentary program Tracking Oswald for The History Channel. I've been published in Russia! Magazine, The Guardian, The Moscow Times, Voice of America, Open Democracy, StopFake and Cracked.com. Cited in several English-language and foreign language publications.
First in a three-part series of an impromptu journey through the Donetsk oblast- no fixer. Parts II and III appear at the end.
Abandoned apartment, Avdiivka, Ukraine. The building was in the process of being restored after suffering damage from artillery bombardment.
Sloviansk, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine 9 May 2015