Russia moving large ground forces toward Kyiv, satellite reveals

Russian tanks and ground forces moving to Kyiv

Satellite imagery: Russian tanks and ground forces moving to Kyiv

Despite agreeing to peace talks with Ukraine, Russia is still deploying its war arsenals towards Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital.

Satellite imagery taken on Sunday showed a large deployment of Russian ground forces including tanks.

They were moving in the direction of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv from approximately 40 miles (64 km) away, a private U.S. company said.

The images released by Maxar Technologies Inc (MAXR.N) showed a deployment comprised of hundreds of military vehicles and extending more than 3.25 miles (5 km), Maxar said.

The convoy was situated northeast of the Ukrainian city of Ivankiv and contained fuel, logistics and armored vehicles including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery, it said.

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The satellite images also showed damage caused by recent airstrikes on the Antonov airport in Hostomel, and heavy fighting in and near the airport, Maxar reported.

Maxar has been tracking the buildup of Russian forces for weeks.

The Russians have tried to seize Kyiv since Thursday when they invaded the country.

But they have been facing huge resistance.

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