Russian vehicles that have been since last week have been deployed in a plume of more than 60 kilometers two miles from Kyiv, reports Maxar Technologies, which captured new satellite images at lunchtime on Thursday, Ukraine time.
Some vehicles, tanks and artillery were moved and were seen in communities near the airport in Hostomil, north of Kyiv. Some vehicles were placed in the forest, according to Maxar technologies.
In the city of Ozyra, just north of Hostomil, Russian military vehicles can be seen along the streets of residential areas, about 2.7 miles northwest of Kyiv.
On Thursday, Russian forces advanced within five kilometers of central parts of Kyiv and the closest vehicles are now 1.5 miles northwest of the city, the US Department of Defense reports. BBC.
The United States said that the city of Chernihiv, 140 km north of Kyiv, is now completely surrounded by Russian forces.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Thursday described the capital as a fortress defended by armed civilians.
100,000 . evacuated
About 100,000 people have been evacuated from Ukrainian cities via so-called humanitarian corridors in the past two days, according to the country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.
However, no one has yet managed to leave the besieged port city of Mariupol, and Zelensky accuses the Russian forces of bombing the planned exit route from the city.
The United Nations estimates that 1.9 million people are internally displaced in Ukraine and that 2.3 million have left the country.
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