Satellites continue to provide examples of the extent of Russia’s attack on the people of Ukraine.
On Tuesday (March 29), for example, Maxar Technologies ’WorldView-3 ukali took a photo showing hundreds of people lining up outside a store in Mariupol, a port city in southern Ukraine.
They are waiting for food and other supplies to be received, a public company that reports on Virginia -based Maxar mentioned in an email description of that and the latest satellite images. .
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Food, water and other necessities are hard to come by in Mariupol these days. The city has been in turmoil for over a month – very well since the Russian invasion of Ukraine starting on Feb. 24. Russia expects the capture of the city it’s a serious matter and pounding it with missiles and guns, destroying building blocks, food stores, movie theaters and numerous barracks.
Satellites by Maxar, Planet, BlackSky and other companies have repeatedly recorded this disaster and destruction in the past month, and a new collection of Maxar imagery will add even more.
For example, two WorldView-3 photos published on Tuesday show some apartments and houses that have been reduced to rubbish.
The invasion of Ukraine made Russia a different matter; the United States and other governments imposed severe economic sanctions in response, and many high -ranking jobs were created. ended their Russian activitiesright now.
Long -standing open relations between Russia and the West were also strained. For example, Russia has stopped selling its rocket engines to American companies and has stopped using Russian -made Soyuz rockets at the European Spaceport in French Guiana.
But there are still some areas of communication. Russia is an active partner on the International Space Station project, for example, as demonstrated by the return to Earth of NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov. The third landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Wednesday (March 30) inside a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, attaching a missionary to an orbiting lab.
Mike Wall is the author of “Outside“(Grand Central Publishing, 2018; edited by Karl Tate), a book about exploring alien life. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or at Facebook.