The Russian army is building up the number of military vehicles on the border with Ukraine near the Russian-occupied part of Kharkiv Oblast, Ukrainian television’s Schemes investigative program said on July 29
Using Planet Labs satellite pictures, the journalists showed that some of the military vehicles transported by rail had been brought to the village of Sobolevka, in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast.
Military experts told the journalists that in future the Russian military may use these vehicles on the Izyum and Slovyansk fronts.
On July 28, the Plant Labs satellite recorded an increase in the number of military vehicles and Russian troops in the village of Sobolevka compared to a satellite image of the same area from June 19.
The satellite also recorded the moment when military vehicles were delivered to Sobolevka by rail on July 28.
In addition, the Planet Labs satellite snapped images of concentrations of military vehicles near Sobolevka, to the northwest and northeast of the village. They appeared there at the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and the vehicle numbers were gradually increasing.
Compared to June, the number of vehicles in this area has not changed greatly, but the satellite images indicated that some of them had moved.