Satellite images show a Russian military convoy, some 40 miles long, heading towards the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, which has been besieged by Vladimir Putin’s troops since last Thursday.
Image: Satellite Image Â © 2022 Maxar Tech)
New satellite images show a huge Russian military convoy north of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, about 40 miles long.
The Ukrainians have been fighting every inch of their land since the start of Russia’s invasion last Thursday, but Vladimir Putin is throwing more weapons and soldiers into the battle.
Kyiv and other cities have been besieged by shelling and street battles, but Russia is still struggling to make significant breakthroughs.
Now, a 40-mile convoy, reported by a private American company, indicates a lot of fighting ahead.
Maxar Technologies released the images and also said additional ground forces and ground attack helicopter units were seen in southern Belarus, less than 20 miles north of the Ukraine border. North.
The Russian military is trying to besiege the Ukrainian capital while there are believed to be sabotage groups in the city trying to overthrow Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Ukraine has been receiving an arsenal of weapons from the West to help it defend itself.
And Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had asked his country for more assistance in the form of sanctions and weapons.
“In our appeal, Secretary Blinken affirmed that US support for Ukraine is still not OK,” Kuleba said on Twitter.
“I emphasize that Ukraine craves peace, but as long as we are under Russian attack we need more sanctions and weapons. The minister assures me of both. I have coordinated the next steps”.
Casualties are rising on both sides as buildings blow up in Ukrainian cities and Russian troops die as tanks explode in stiff resistance.
Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States said Russia used a vacuum bomb on Monday during its invasion of Ukraine.
Ambassador Oksana Markarova said after a meeting with US lawmakers: “They used vacuum bombs today, which is actually banned by the Geneva convention.”
“The devastation Russia is trying to inflict on Ukraine is massive.”
Vacuum bombs use oxygen from the surrounding air to create a high-temperature explosion, often creating a blast wave that has a significantly longer duration than a conventional explosion.
The Ukrainian government has pushed the West to introduce a no-fly zone for Russian missiles, planes and helicopters.
Zelenskiy made the protest in a video address, but did not specify how or by whom the no-fly zone would be enforced.
He said Russia had carried out 56 missile strikes and fired 113 cruise missiles in the past five days since the start of its invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
Zelenskiy accused Russia of committing war crimes and said it should be brought to an international court.
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