New satellite imagery released Tuesday appeared to show Russian forces amassing more equipment and troops along the border with Ukraine as tensions and the possibility of a larger conflict escalate.
Private company Maxar Technologies has been tracking Russia’s buildup for several weeks, according to Reuters – and the new images appear to show the country continuing to stockpile equipment and troops amid the growing crisis.
More than 100 vehicles and troop tents are seen at an airfield outside of Mozyr, Belarus in the images, which weren’t independently verified by Reuters.
What appears to be a new field hospital erected in Belgorod, Russia not far from the Ukraine border. The site already had shown troops and equipment.
A large area is cleared in Pochep in Russia, with images showing military vehicles and troop tents already on the site.
In Klintsy, Russia appears to be have brought in heavy equipment transporters that can be used to carry tanks, artillery and heavy equipment.
Russia is now recognizing the independence of two regions of Ukraine controlled by pro-Moscow separatists, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic. Russian leader Vladimir Putin has now deployed troops have now been deployed to those two separatist states, sparking US President Joe Biden to announce economic sanctions targeting Russia.
With Post wires