Satellite images show no signs of shelling or damage at Zaporizhzhya NPP

20 August, 01:40 PM
Satellite photos contradict Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's claims (Photo:Maxar Technologies/Twitter)

Satellite photos contradict Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's claims (Photo:Maxar Technologies/Twitter)

Satellite images shared by U.S. company Maxar Technologies via Twitter on Aug. 19 show no signs of recent shelling or damage Russia claims occurred at Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP).

The company stressed the new satellite images were collected at 11.33 a.m. on Aug. 19, 2022.

“No significant signs of recent shelling or damage is seen in or around the nuclear plant,” the company tweeted.

According to CNN, new satellite images from Maxar Technologies counter claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Ukrainian military was conducting repeated military strikes at the plant.

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Putin made the claims when speaking to French President Emmanuel Macron by phone on Aug. 19.

CNN says it has analyzed a number of satellite images of the nuclear power plant complex, which is located in Enerhodar, Ukraine, and it shows little to no change in damage or destruction since July 19.

The French president’s press service reported on Aug. 19 that Putin had indicated his agreement to the deployment of a mission of IAEA experts to ZNPP.

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