A huge deployment of Russian troops and tanks were seen moving towards Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Sunday, according to Maxar, the US-based space technology and intelligence company.
Maxar said that a large Russian convoy extends over 3.2 miles and contains hundreds of military vehicles, tanks, fuel tankers, armored combat vehicles and self-propelled artillery.
The convoy footage was made some 40 miles far from Kyiv in the northeast of the Kyiv region’s Ivankiv settlement, it said.
The satellite images also showed the damage caused by the recent airstrikes on Antonov Airport in the city of Hostomel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine on Thursday, days after recognizing two separatist-held enclaves in eastern Ukraine.
He claimed that Moscow had no plan to occupy its neighbor, but wanted to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine.
In response, Western powers imposed financial sanctions on Moscow and announced military and humanitarian support for Kyiv.
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A comment from Dmitry Pisscough from the other site is heartwrenching.
We are now surrounded by Russian troops and expect our internet and cell phone services to disappear soon, perhaps tonight. If you do not hear from me, my wife and I will be in Siberia or dead. I hope this is not a long goodbye, but merely another short period in our lives. Of course our neighborhood has some Putin lovers who all know us and that I am an American. My expectations of someone knocking at our door is not the kind of anticipation that children have waiting for Santa – but rather it is the fear of total destruction of our lives and perhaps loss of our lives.
I wish him the best! Jesus!
I wish we could hear that Sir Foccusser is ok.
There was an apartment building hit in Kyiv a few days back. I hope he did not live there…
I think he said he had a small house in the suburbs? I hope he went to shelter in L’viv but I think he would have checked in by now.
Yes. Check in F1 please.
My Oksana is still in Kyiv with all her family. I was hoping to get there on time. Now, all I can do is hope that they will survive the onslaught. I still have a small shimmer of hope that someone will finally kill that war criminal! I can’t believe that we’ve come to this point.