New satellite images from Maxar Technologies show the extent of the damage caused by military strikes in western Mariupol.
The images were taken on Saturday morning.
In Mariupol’s western neighborhood of Zhovteneyvi, a large crater, still burning, is visible near the Okko gas station. It looks like smoke is coming from an apartment complex across the street. The roofs of the warehouses at the end of the street also appear to have large holes.
Within the apartment complex, several buildings have sustained significant damage. A debris field can be seen surrounding some of the buildings with a large plume of smoke.
A field just northwest of the gas station shows impact craters dotting a snow-covered field. Vehicle brands are also seen.
A little more than 1.5 kilometers to the south, in an industrial area in the Primorsky neighborhood, a large fire is visible.
With relatively clear skies over Mariupol, some of the damage that was reported earlier in the week can be seen more clearly.
Satellite images show extensive damage to the maternity and children’s hospital that was hit by Russian military strikes on Wednesday.
Mariupol is completely surrounded by Russian and Russian-backed separatist troops. Earlier in the week, CNN released Maxar satellite images showing significant damage throughout the city.