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The Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map

Screenshot of the Russia-Ukraine monitor map
A screenshot of the Russia-Ukraine monitor map from 1:00 a.m. on March 4, 2022. Click to view the map on its webpage.

The Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map is a public resource for mapping, documenting, and verifying significant incidents that happen in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Its goal, as stated on its webpage, is to “provide reliable information for policymakers, journalists as well as justice and accountability bodies about the evolving situations both on-the-ground and online.”

Created by Centre for Information Resilience and contributed to by Bellingcat, Mnemonic, Conflict Intelligence Team, and other members of the open source intelligence (OSINT) community, the purpose of the map is to provide reliable information. Its content is logged in a central database whose contents will be archived for future use by researchers, reporters as well as justice and accountability bodies.

Incidents or events are indicated on the map with colored “pin” icons. Each has been verified via image — photo, video, or satellite imagery — to confirm where and when it took place.

Green map pinGreen map pins indicate the movement and buildup of military assets. You’ll see many of these outside Ukraine, as they’re often visuals of supply convoys or trains bringing weaponry or soldiers.

Yellow map pin Yellow map pins indicate “other footage” that don’t fit any of the other pin categories.


Orange map pinOrange map pins indicate evidence of gunfire, bombing, shelling, or explosion, but not necessarily civilian casualties, infrastructure damage, or military losses.

Red map pin Red map pins indicate civilian casualties, infrastructure damage and military losses.


Click on a map pin to get more details about the incident at its location:

Detailed info that appears when you click on a map pin

Another way to view incidents on the map is to use the list on the right side:

Screenshot: Map with incidents list highlighted

For more about the Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map, see Bellingcat’s article, Follow the Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map, as well as this CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada’s national public broadcaster) report:

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