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Satellite images show new Russian military buildup near Ukraine. #Politico

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Tuesday, 02 November, 2021, 16:18
Satellite images show new Russian military buildup near Ukraine. #Politico

New commercial satellite photos taken on Monday confirm recent reports that Russia is once again massing troops and military equipment on the border with Ukraine after a major buildup this spring.

The new images taken by Maxar Technologies and shared with POLITICO show a buildup of armored units, tanks and self-propelled artillery along with ground troops massing near the Russian town of Yelnya close to the border of Belarus. The units, which began moving in late September from other areas of Russia where they are normally based, include the elite 1st Guards Tank Army.

Meanwhile, a new analysis by Jane’s on Monday reveals that equipment from Russia’s 4th Tank Division has been moved to areas around Bryansk and Kursk close to Ukraine's northern border. The units are equipped with T-80U main battle tanks and self-propelled artillery.

Satellite images show new Russian military buildup near Ukraine. #Politico
Satellite images show new Russian military buildup near Ukraine. #Politico
Satellite images show new Russian military buildup near Ukraine. #Politico
Satellite images show new Russian military buildup near Ukraine. #Politico