RUSSIA’S military airfields have been ‘DISCOVERED’ in uncensored Google Maps images, Ukrainian armed forces have claimed.
The country’s military shared high-quality images allegedly showing Russian command posts near Murmansk, Kamchatka and Kursk.
In the Twitter post, the force demanded the images – which “show”Russian Launchers, ICBM mines, command posts and secret dumps” – have been re-uncensored by Google.
But the tech firm has insisted the footage was always available.
A Google spokesman said: news week: “We have not made any blurring changes to our satellite imagery in Russia.”
Russian media later claimed images showed “the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, a nuclear weapons storage facility near Murmansk, submarines in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, and a military airfield in the western city of Kursk.”
The images of Russia’s bases emerged as Putin’s troops hit more than 300 Ukrainian military targets overnight first major missile attack in weeks.
That Kremlin was seeking revenge for the embarrassing sinking of its flagship Moskva at the hands of Ukrainian troops over the weekend.
Pictures have surfaced Warship on fire and sinking in the Black Sea after being hit by Ukrainian missiles.
And last night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the long-feared “Battle for Donbass” was finally underway.
Explosions could be heard all along the front line as Putin launched a new major offensive to seize control of the east.
Ukrainian media reported a series of explosions in Kharkiv, Nikolaev and in the Donetsk suburbs.
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And videos on social media appeared to show a flash of lightning falling on cities as anti-aircraft fire lit up the night sky.
Zelenskyy’s comments follow warnings from other senior officials that Russia began its attack on the eastern region on Monday.
In a video address, he said: “We can now confirm that Russian troops have started the battle for Donbass, which they have been preparing for a long time.
“A large part of the Russian army is now dedicated to this offensive.”
Undeterred by the latest Russian attack, the courageous Ukrainian leader said: “No matter how many Russian soldiers are brought here, we will fight. We will defend ourselves.”
Zelenskyy’s chief of staff said the attack on Donbass was the beginning of the “second phase” of the war.
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