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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


U.S. Says Satellite Images Show Shelling Of Ukraine Troops From Russian Territory

Published 27 July 2014

The U.S. State Department on July 27 issued satellite images that it says clearly indicate artillery strikes on Ukrainian military positions in eastern Ukraine were fired from across the border in Russian territory. The dates on the image are as recent as July 25-26. The captions accompanying these photos are text issued by the office of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence.

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Artillery Strikes Within Ukraine #1. Information from the U.S. Director of National Intelligence: This slide shows self-propelled artillery only found in Russian military units, on the Russian side of the border, oriented in the direction of a Ukrainian military unit within Ukraine. The pattern of crater impacts near the Ukrainian military unit indicates strikes from artillery fired from self-propelled or towed artillery, vice multiple rocket launchers.

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Artillery Strikes Within Ukraine #2. Information from the U.S. Director of National Intelligence: This is a before and after close-up of the artillery strike depicted in the lower portion of the inset in the previous graphic.

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Multiple Rocket Launcher Strikes within Ukraine - July 21. This slide shows ground scarring at two multiple rocket launch sites oriented in the direction of Ukrainian military units. The wide area of impacts near the Ukrainian military units indicates fire from multiple rocket launchers. The bottom impact crater inset shows impacts within a local village.

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Multiple Rocket Launcher Strikes Within Ukraine - July 25-26. From the U.S. Director of National Intelligence: This slide shows ground scarring at a multiple rocket launch site on the Russian side of the border oriented in the direction of Ukrainian military units within Ukraine. The wide area of impacts near the Ukrainian military units indicates fire from multiple rocket launchers.