Crypters in the C2C markets. Ransomware attacks continue. Canada will exclude Huawei from 5G. Notes from the hybrid war.

Dateline Moscow, Kyiv, Berlin, Rome, Washington, Beijing: Russia reconstitutes its forces, under pressure.

Ukraine at D+85: Russian attempts to reconstitute its forces, under pressure. (The CyberWire) Russian forces appear to attempting to consolidate their positions in the Donbas and along the Azov coast while their government seeks to reconstitute the units that have taken severe personnel and equipment losses during the invasion of Ukraine. Cyber phases of the war continue to concentrate on disinformation and nuisance-level attacks, many of these conducted by nominal hacktivists.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: List of key events, day 86 (Al Jazeera) As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 86th day, we take a look at the main developments.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: List of key events, day 85 (Al Jazeera) As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 85th day, we take a look at the main developments.

Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 85 of the invasion (the Guardian) Russia says 1,730 fighters at Azovstal plant have surrendered since Monday; ‘culture of cover-ups’ in Russian military, says UK’s MoD

Russia could actually lose territory amid Ukraine war disaster (Newsweek) The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said Russian troops could be expelled from more regions they had occupied, which raises the prospect of Moscow losing Crimea.

‘Now we get hit too’: Belgorod, the Russian city on the Ukraine frontline (the Guardian) Locals speak of a tense atmosphere after a number of attacks – and reports of Ukrainian saboteurs

Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol (AP NEWS) The Russian military said Thursday that more Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered, bringing the total who have left their stronghold to 1,730, while the Red Cross said it had registered hundreds of them as prisoners of war.

Ukrainian POWs Could Face Real Legal Jeopardy in Russia (World Politics Review) This week, speculation has been intense about the fate of the hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered to Russia in Mariupol. While it is easy to dismiss Russia’s claims against the prisoners as propaganda, the Geneva Conventions would allow Russia to…