The Maxar Technologies satellite shot the queue at a grocery store in Mariupol, which is besieged by Russian troops. The photo shows that there are still a lot of people in the city, and they are experiencing a great shortage of food.
The Maxar satellite shot the besieged Mariupol
Maxar Technologies satellites continue to cover the Russian-Ukrainian war. Recently, Mariupol, besieged by the invader’s troops, came into their field of vision again. The satellite showed a large crowd of people trying to get food.
The photo shows a grocery store in one of the districts of Mariupol. People lined up in several queues around it. They are standing on the streets of the city, which is still fought for. The image is clear enough to understand that several hundred residents have gathered in this place.
The photo was taken on March 29. According to Ukrainian sources, there are still about 160,000 residents in the besieged city. And the images obtained by the Maxar Technologies satellite not only confirm this, but also allow us to learn a little more about people’s lives in these conditions.
Satellites and the “Fog of war”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has become unprecedented in terms of information coverage. Someone says that this is the first war in which every movement of troops and every shell hit is documented by technical means. Someone, on the contrary, complains that the parties have launched an incredible campaign of concealment and distortion of facts. And therefore it is difficult to get objective information about events.
The truth remains that the conflict is no less scale in the information field than on the surface of the Earth. But numerous private surveillance satellites allow seeing the real state of things. The situation when it is impossible to find out what is happening in a certain territory due to hostilities is called the “Fog of war”. But the view from orbit allows dispersing it.
Previously, they have already been used to track the movement of Russian troops and the consequences of air raids and shelling. But the time has come when the photos show how difficult it really is to live in a city almost destroyed by war. The information from Mariupol comes contradictory, but Maxar Technologies helps to clarify this issue as well.
According to www.space.com