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February 23, 2022 6:07 pm

Images Show New Deployments in Western Russia Within 10 Miles of Ukraine Border

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A satellite image shows a military convoy moving south, in Golovchino, Russia February 23, 2022. Courtesy of Satellite image 2022 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

Satellite imagery taken on Wednesday showed new deployments in western Russia, many of them within 10 miles of the border with Ukraine and less than 50 miles from the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, a private US company said.

The images showed field deployment, military convoys, artillery and armored personnel carriers with support equipment and troops. The images released by Maxar Technologies, which has been tracking the buildup of Russian forces for weeks, could not be independently verified by Reuters.

Most of the troops and equipment were positioned in smaller unit-sized formations on farm land and along tree lines, Maxar said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the US company’s images had shown a new deployment of more than 100 military vehicles and dozens of troop tents in southern Belarus near the Ukraine border.

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