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Satellite images show new military bridge near Ukraine amid Russian buildup


A new military pontoon bridge has been established over the Pripyat River in Belarus, less than six kilometers from the Ukrainian border, Maxar Technologies has found, as satellite images continue this week to show increased military activity in Belarus, Crimea and in western Russia.

Why is this important: The Biden administration told reporters last night that it now believes Russia’s claims that it is withdrawing troops near Ukraine are “false”, Axios’ Zachary Basu reports.

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  • Moscow has indeed increased its presence at the border “up to 7,000 troops” in recent days, a senior administration official said.

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An image of a field hospital built in Belarus taken on February 16. Satellite image: Maxar Technologies

Satellite images show new military bridge near Ukraine amid Russian buildup

An image of Russian tents and artillery stationed in Crimea captured on February 16. Satellite image: Maxar Technologies

Satellite images show new military bridge near Ukraine amid Russian buildup

An image of troops and military equipment positioned near Kursk, Russia, taken on February 16. Satellite image: Maxar Technologies

Satellite images show new military bridge near Ukraine amid Russian buildup

An image of troops and military equipment in Crimea captured on February 16. Satellite image: Maxar Technologies

Go further: US Says Russia’s Troop Withdrawal Claims Were ‘False’

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