64-km-long Russian military convoy heads for Kyiv, show satellite images

WION Web Team
Kyiv Updated: Mar 01, 2022, 11:26 AM(IST)

A satellite image shows southern end of convoy armour towed artillery trucks, east of Antonov airport, Ukraine on Monday. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The convoy comprises hundreds of tanks and other vehicles. Additional ground forces deployments and ground attack helicopter units could also be seen in southern Belarus. On Monday, Russian forces also shelled second-largest city of Ukraine, Kharkiv. It rocked a residential neighbourhood

Russian forces are closing in on the capital of Ukraine. To make a decisive assault, Russia is sending a huge amount of force.  

A Russian military convoy, which stretches for about 40 miles (64 km), is currently heading towards Kyiv, showed satellite images taken by a US private company on Monday. It is way larger than the 17 miles (27 km) reported earlier in the day.   

The convoy comprises hundreds of tanks and other vehicles.   

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Additional ground forces deployments and ground attack helicopter units could also be seen in southern Belarus, which is less than 20 miles (32 km) north of the Ukraine border, Maxar Technologies also said.  

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On Monday, Russian forces also shelled second-largest city of Ukraine, Kharkiv. It rocked a residential neighbourhood.   

In Kharkiv, authorities said that at least seven people had been killed and dozens injured.   

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In a video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late on Monday, "I believe Russia is trying to put pressure (on Ukraine) with this simple method."   

Kyiv was not prepared to make concessions "when one side is hitting each other with rocket artillery”, said Zelenskyy.   

"They want to break our nationhood, that's why the capital is constantly under threat," Zelenskyy said.   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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