Satellite images show massive Russian convoy has broken up outside of Kyiv

A tank destroyed on Thursday during fighting near Kyiv.
(Image credit: AP Photo/Felipe Dan)

Satellite photos show the 40-mile Russian convoy of vehicles, tanks, and artillery outside of Kyiv has split up and been redeployed, The Associated Press reports.

The images were taken late Thursday morning by Maxar Technologies, and show armored units near the Antonov Airport and several vehicles in forests north of Kyiv. The convoy had been stalled for several days, with Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speculating the delay was caused by "logistics and sustainment challenges" and "resistance from the Ukrainians," while others blamed cheap Chinese tires. But the Pentagon said Thursday that the column has moved recently, with the lead vehicles now about 9 miles from Kyiv's center, from 12 miles in previous days.

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