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Latest news on the Russian-Ukrainian war: Explosions rock Kiev as the battle for Kherson continues

A new analysis of satellite images shows the extent of the devastation wrought by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with bridges and roads damaged and homes destroyed in towns and villages across the country, including including west of the capital, Kiev.

“The impact of the invasion on Ukrainians was clearly evident with visual examples of damaged and destroyed homes, residential areas, buildings and factories,” according to US-based company Maxar Technologies, which published a review on Wednesday. additional photos taken on Monday, local time.

In a residential area of ​​Bucha, a city in Kyiv Oblast, satellite photos show destroyed homes and military vehicles.

In Chernihiv, a strategic northern town on a highway that connects the Russian border to Kiev, and where a fierce battle has taken place in recent days, the images show damaged roads, bridges and houses. Some factories seem to have been razed.

Previous footage captured on the same day showed a massive convoy of Russian ground forces closing in on Kiev, approaching within 20 miles of the center of the capital. The convoy has made limited progress since Monday, Western defense officials said, stalled by Ukrainian military attacks, low Russian troop morale and sloppy planning.

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