Maxar’s satellites collected an extensive amount of imagery (more than 15,000 square kilometers collected on March 11) over Kyiv, Chernihiv and Pripyat/Chernobyl that provides new visual details of the ongoing Russian military invasion in northern Ukraine.
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The large Russian military convoy that was last seen northwest of Kyiv near Antonov Airport has largely dispersed and redeployed.
Armored units are seen maneuvering in and through the surrounding towns close to the airport, elements of the convoy further north have repositioned and are deployed in forests/along tree lines near Lubyanka with towed artillery howitzers in firing positions nearby.
Damage to commercial and residential property is seen in and around Kyiv and also in Chernihiv, northeast of Kyiv.
New images of the Chernobyl nuclear power facility are provided.
Maxar’s WorldView-2 satellite also collected new imagery of the Kyiv region on March 11th at 11:00 AM, local time). This imagery reveals Russian military units continuing to deploy closer to Kyiv and actively firing artillery toward residential areas.
Most dramatically, Maxar collected an image that shows elements of an artillery battalion actively firing in a southeasterly direction.
By using the multispectral imagery bands on WorldView-2, a bright muzzle flash coming from one of the artillery guns while smoke comes from five other guns can be observed, evidence that they also recently fired.
While targets of the artillery battalion cannot be confirmed, multiple homes and buildings are on fire and widespread damage and impact craters are seen throughout the town of Moschun, northwest of Kyiv and approximately seven kilometers southeast of the artillery deployment.
Elsewhere in the area, fires continue to burn at Antonov Airport. Maxar also used multispectral imagery on this image to show where the fires are actively burning.
In the last image in this image collection gallery, long lines of cars are seen with people attempting to flee Kyiv.