The Russian border city was imaged on June 30 by Maxar’s GeoEye1 satellite, while other US devices, WorldView-2 and WorldView-3, took pictures of the Belgorod region on June 27, 22 and 20, Sputnik reported the day before.
“If evidence is found, Russia has the full right to study the possibility of imposing sanctions on this company,” Dzhabarov told local media.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that in the early hours of July 3, Ukrainian forces attacked Belgorod with three Tochka-U missiles equipped with cluster warheads.
The Russian air defense forces destroyed it in the air, but the remnants of one of them fell on an apartment building.
According to the governor of the like-minded region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, four people were killed and four others were injured, including a child, while 21 apartment buildings and 40 houses were damaged.
Earlier, Sputnik revealed that US commercial satellites also photographed Snake Island, located in the Black Sea, days before Ukraine attempted to seize the region through armed landings.
In addition, WorldView-1 photographed the Novoshájtinsk refinery, in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don province, three days before it was attacked.
Satellites also captured images of the Black Sea region where the Chornomorneftegaz drilling rigs are located a week before Ukrainian forces attacked the facility.
In late June, the Director General of the Russian space company Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, stated that private Western satellite operators, including Maxar, along with state-owned companies, were transmitting data to Ukraine.
According to Rogozin, these companies create specific data for NATO, and then pass it on to the army in Kyiv.
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