Latest Russia-Ukraine war news: Explosions rock Kyiv as battle for Kherson continues

New analysis of satellite imagery shows the extent of the devastation wrought by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with bridges and roads damaged and homes destroyed in towns and cities across the country, including on the western reaches of the capital, Kyiv.

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

In a residential area of ​​Bucha, a city in Kyiv oblast, satellite photos show blown-up homes and military vehicles.

In Chernihiv, a strategic northern city on a highway that links the Russian border and Kyiv, and where a fierce battle has taken place in recent days, the images show damaged roads, bridges and homes. Some factories appear to have been leveled.

Previous images captured the same day showed that a massive convoy of Russian ground forces was making its way closer to Kyiv, drawing within 20 miles of the center of the capital. The convoy has made limited headway since Monday, Western defense officials said, stalled by attacks by the Ukrainian military, low morale among Russian troops and botched planning.

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Andrew Naughtie

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