New satellite images show the extensive damage to homes, buildings and key infrastructure in Ukrainian cities.
Satellite firm Maxar Technologies has released images from the besieged port city of Mariupolin Ukraine’s south-east, showing whole neighbourhoods devastated by bombing that began four weeks ago.
The following before-and-after images from March 29, show the destruction of homes and buildings in Mariupol.
Many residents have fled the city, but some still remain sheltering in basements with minimal food and water supplies.
The city has become a focal point of the war because of its crucial location — it’s one of the closest Ukrainian cities to the Russian border and a crucial port linking Ukraine to the Black Sea.
These satellite images show a destroyed TV and radio tower in Izyumin eastern Ukraine, on March 25.
The before image was taken by Maxar just the day before.
Last week, Russian forces claimed to have taken control of Izyum after fierce fighting.
The city, which has a population of about 46,000 people, sits in the south-east of the Kharkiv region, close to the border with the rebel-controlled Donetsk region.
Meanwhile, a Ukrainian fuel storage depot at Kalynivkasouth-west of Kiev, was targeted by Russian forces.
These next before-and-after images show the depot on March 18 intact, and after the attack, with the sky turned black on March 25.
Russia claimed the attack, saying the Kalynivka depot was the largest remaining military fuel storage facility in the country.
Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Vadym Denysenko said Russia had set out to destroy fuel and food storages, meaning the government will have to disperse the stocks.
Destruction over the past month
In the past month of the war, hospitals, apartments, train stations and churches have been destroyed in attacks.
Here is a look at just some of the destruction.
The Mariupol children’s hospital and medical buildings were attacked on March 12.
These images show a close-up view of destroyed apartment buildings in the western section of Mariupolpictured on March 12.
These images show the aftermath of the invasion on homes and buildings in Mariupol on March 29, 2022.
Apartment buildings at Zelinskovo street, Mariupolwere also brought to ruin.
In Sumythe the country’s north-east, satellite images from March 14 show the damage to buildings and a train station.
Apartment buildings and a church, as well as residential housing were also destroyed in Sumy