Satellite Images Begin to Show Scale of Destruction in Ukraine

Newly taken images show the besieged city of Mariupol before and after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Newly released high-quality satellite images show the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol before and after the recent invasion and bombing campaign by the Russian military.

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Mariupol has been under siege for days, and continues to face an onslaught of artillery fire. On Tuesday Ukrainian authorities said the Russian military also shelled a humanitarian corridor that was designed to let civilians safely evacuate.

The images showing the destruction were taken at 10:16 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Stephen Wood, senior director of Maxar News Bureau, said in an email. Later in the day, the Russian military struck a childrens hospital in Mariupol. In a tweet, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said children were buried under the rubble.