Ukrainian geeks gone to war: The unlikely gang of video gamers who run the top secret unit ‘Griselda’ is linked to the deaths of three Russian generals and targeted hundreds of soldiers
It is video game developers who have become an unlikely, but deadly, part of Ukrainethe war effort.
In the latest episode of their popular YouTube series The Mail’s Richard Pendlebury and Jamie Wiseman have gained exclusive access to an automated intelligence operation with roots in Ukraine’s vibrant pre-war computer coding community.
Called Griselda, the revolution in military intelligence takes place in a somewhat disordered context. Kyiv apartment equipped with fantastic board games.
From there, its operators sifting through tons of data to identify Russian positions and movements. Griselda, it cost the lives of hundreds of enemy soldiers and, reportedly, three army generals.
The elite team of academics, intellectuals and puzzle solvers who oversee it have drawn comparisons to the codebreakers at Bletchley Park for the Second World War.