New Satellite images have shown Russian convoys bearing down on Ukraine as Monday peace talk failed to end the deadly invasion.
The alarming images revealed a three-plus-mile convoy of Russian military vehicles snaking toward Kyiv.
Hundreds of tanks, mobile artillery, fuel tankers and other trucks were spotted about 40 miles northeast of the Ukrainian capital, according to Maxar Technologies, which released overhead shots of the procession through the sparsely populated countryside.
A senior US defense official predicted that Russia would try within days to encircle Kyiv, where the night sky was lit up by a massive explosion and air-raid sirens wailed at the tail end of the fifth day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Several towns nearby were also rocked by fierce fighting and missile strikes, and Ukraine said at least seven people were killed and dozens wounded amid shelling of its northern city of Kharkiv, where an unexploded missile was found lodged in a hole in the floor of a room.