Russia planning offensive against Ukraine, 64 mile long Russian military convoy spotted near Kyiv

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Kyiv: Today is the sixth day of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Russia is still unwilling to back down from its military campaign against Ukraine, despite much international criticism.

Russia is continuously bombing Ukrainian military bases and residential areas.

Despite being no match for Russia’s military might, Ukraine is still doing its best to fight the Russian juggernaut.

The White House is keeping a close watch on the Russian military convoy. According to new satellite images released by Maxar, the Russian military convoy has reached the outskirts of Kyiv and appears to be more than 40 miles long.

It said that it covered the entire stretch of road, near the Antonov airport, about 18 miles from the capital, to the city of Pribirsk – about 40 miles.

“Along some parts of the route, some vehicles are away, while in other sections, military equipment and units are traveling by two or three vehicles on the road,” Maxer said.

“Several houses and buildings are seen burning near the streets in the north and northwest of Ivankiv, where the convoy is traveling,” the statement said.

Maxar said its satellites also captured images of “additional ground forces deployments and ground attack helicopter units” in southern Belarus, less than 20 miles north of the border with Ukraine.

Several officials said they were concerned not only with the size of the convoy but also with the recent increase in violence, civilian casualties and indiscriminate killings.

Shocked by Ukraine’s fierce resistance when Russia invaded, officials now fear the situation is becoming “too challenging” for them.

In recent days, US President Joe Biden has directed Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to release up to $350 million in immediate support for Ukraine’s defense, but officials have also privately acknowledged that new aid to Ukraine has been previously should receive. It would be more difficult than at the time when it could be flown directly to Kyiv.

First published:March 1, 2022 at 9:54 am

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