On the sixth day of the war, a military convoy of more than 60 kilometers is heading towards Kiev. The images captured by the American satellite imagery company Maxar reveal a long caravan of military vehicles northwest of the Ukrainian capital that includes armored cars, artillery and other vehicles.
The convoy “extends from the outskirts of the Antonov airport (about 25 km from the center of Kiev), in the south, to the outskirts of Prybirsk, in the north”, according to Maxar. Antonov airport has been the scene of violent fighting since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine . It is a strategic infrastructure that Vladimir Putin’s army has tried to conquer from the beginning to take over the capital.
The images show the vehicles in a row: some very distant from each other and others positioned in blocks of two or three vehicles. In addition to the convoy, the images made available by Maxar show a new deployment of troops with attack helicopters and ground vehicles in Belarus, about 30 kilometers from the border with Ukraine.
This Monday, while a delegation from Ukraine and Russia began talks to achieve peace in the city of Gomel, in Belarus, the Russian army intensified its violence against Ukrainian civilians. The shelling intensified in the city of Kharkovabout 35 kilometers from the border with Russia, and the Ukrainian authorities have reported the death of dozens of civilians and hundreds of injuries.
“Kharkov. A merciless and senseless attack on a residential neighborhood with missiles! Broken corpses in the streets!“, wrote the adviser to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Gueraschenko on his Telegram channel, in which he published several videos with heartbreaking images where s you see corpses lying in the streets and, in another, a woman whose leg was ripped off by the explosion of one of the missiles.
“These are without a doubt war crimes. They have attacked residential neighborhoods where civilians live, It has been an annihilation of people. The Russians knew where they were shooting. For this attack, there will certainly be a court. This is the breaking of all conventions and agreements. No one will forgive you for the murder of Ukrainian civilians. This is Ukraine, this is Europe,” Ukrainian President Volodomir Zelensky said in a video posted on social media.
Zelensky had announced that the Ukrainian delegation would demand a ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory. However, even during the talks there was no kind of truce.
“So far, we do not have the result that we would like to have. Russia has expressed its points, we have ours to end the war. We get some signals. When the delegation returns to Kiev, we will analyze what we have heard and then decide how to proceed to the second round,” Zelensky said, commenting on the result of the meeting on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.
The two delegations have agreed to continue the negotiations, this time on the border with Poland. “We found some points where we can predict common positions and the most important thing is that we agreed to continue the negotiation process,” the head of the Russian delegation, presidential adviser Vladimir Medinsky, told reporters.
Attack on Kherson
Already tonight, the attack has also moved to the city of Kherson, in a new front in the south of the country. “The assault on Kherson has begun. According to witnesses, the enemy is advancing from the airport to the Nikolaev highway and the ring road near the refrigeration plant,” the State Service for Communications and Information Protection said on its official Telegram account. .