Ukraine (Ukraine) — The Associated Press reviewed satellite photographs from Planet Labs PBC that show a suspected Ukrainian strike on the Russian-controlled Kherson International Airport and Air Base set many helicopters and vehicles on fire.
The photographs Thick black smoke billowed from the blazes above the dual-use airstrip on Tuesday. At least three helicopters, as well as multiple vehicles, looked to be on fire. Other helicopters seemed to be damaged from a previous hit at a site further away.
Fighting continued at Kherson airport on Tuesday, according to the Ukrainian president’s office, with “strong bombs” hitting the area throughout the day. They stated they were examining the damage in the area but didn’t go into detail.
Kherson is located approximately 450 kilometres (275 miles) southeast of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.
Meanwhile, satellite photographs of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in Enerhodar, Ukraine, showed no damage to the site’s six reactors after Russian forces engaged in a firefight to take control of the facility on Tuesday. The combat in Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s largest nuclear power station, prompted concerns about its safety.