Satellite images featuring traces of fire at the Ziabrovka airfield in Belarus, used by the Russians, were released online
The first satellite images showing traces of equipment on fire at the Ziabrovka airfield in Belarus, used by the Russians in the war against Ukraine, have appeared online.
Maxar Technologies, the American aerospace company, released satellite images of the military airfield.
New satellite images were taken on August 12, 2022.
The released images recorded scorch marks from a recent blast. They can be seen on the main runway along with the burned vegetation nearby.
Previously, the Belarusian Gayun portal, which monitors the movement of Russian military equipment on the territory of Belarus, reported that on the night of August 11, in the area of the Ziabrovka airfield near Gomel, flashes were recorded, and eyewitnesses heard an explosion.
It was reported that at least 4 flashes were observed within 10 minutes.
Information about the blasts was confirmed by several sources. According to various data, starting from 00:30, at least 8 blasts were recorded.
On the morning of August 11, the Ministry of Defense of Belarus stated that “on August 10, at approximately 11:00 p.m., during a test run of one of the units of equipment upon the engine replacement, it blasted. No casualties have been reported.”
Subsequently, Belarusian Gayun released a video of the explosions in the area of the airfield and noted: “You can see a clear big flash, nothing like an “engine fire.” “According to the specified data, the outbreaks and explosions in the area of the Ziabrovka airfield began started at 00:20 on August 11, which by itself completely refutes the information of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus.”
Also, the Belarusian Gayun monitoring group reminded that the airfield in Ziabrovka, which is fully controlled by the Russians, hosts a group of the Russian Armed Forces with a large amount of equipment: approximately 10 units of the S-400 Triumf missile system, two units of the Pantsir missile system, and Iskander ballistic missile system. In addition, tanks and BMP were stationed there.
Belarusian Gayun later reported that according to unconfirmed data, on the night of August 11, at the airfield, a T-72 tank was on fire, and an ammunition kit had detonated, destroying approximately 10 pieces of ammunition. The members of the monitoring group reported that “as a confirmation of the fact, this afternoon, at approximately 11 am, in the direction of Ziabrovka, the movement of a MAZ vehicle with the inscription “demining” of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus was noticed.”
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