As the war in Ukraine enters its second week, President Vlodymyr Zelenskyy is urging people to keep up their resistance, even as Russia intensifies its attacks on major cities.
Russian troops are in the Black sea port of Kherson, though there are conflicting reports about whether they have complete control. Further east, the cities of Kharkiv and Mariupol are also under heavy attack. And Ukrainian officials say a powerful explosion has hit central Kyiv – close to the Defence Ministry.
Satellite images from US company Maxar appear to show some of the destruction caused by the war so far, with bomb craters, destroyed bridges and factories, and damaged homes. The company says the pictures were taken over the past week – and that heavy cloud cover has prevented its satellites from taking new images in the past day.
A week into this war, there are still no clear numbers of casualties on either side, but it IS clear that Ukrainian civilians are paying a heavy price. The government in Kyiv says some 2,000 civilians have been killed in Russian airstrikes so far – a claim that has not been independently verified.
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