Satellite imagery from Maxar Technologies shows Russian forces building berms around military vehicles and equipment northwest of Kyiv.
British intelligence earlier today said Russia was shifting tactics toward a war of attrition since its plan to overrun Ukraine quickly has faltered.
NEW: Russian forces are using earthworks to conceal troops and armored vehicles from Ukrainian attacks just miles from Kyiv.
Britain's Defense Intel Agency said this week that Russian forces were trying to reset in an effort to renew offensives that had stalled.
— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) March 18, 2022
Other images show destruction in Ukrainian cities in Mariupol and civilians evacuating in cars.
New satellite images of Mariupol show more of the destruction wrought by indiscriminate Russian bombing. Massive chunks of civilian homes blown apart are clearly visible. Cloud cover prevented images of destroyed drama theater. 3rd image shows line of cars evacuating. ????: @Maxar pic.twitter.com/s9Rd0VR8Dy
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) March 18, 2022