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Photo shows destroyed Russian military helicopters on airfield attacked by Ukrainian forces at night

Business Insider logo Business Insider 3/17/2022 sbaker@businessinsider.com (Sinéad Baker)
A satellite image taken on March 16, 2022 showing destroyed Russian helicopters on tarmac at Kherson airfield. Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies © Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies A satellite image taken on March 16, 2022 showing destroyed Russian helicopters on tarmac at Kherson airfield. Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies
  • A satellite image shows Russian helicopters destroyed at Ukraine's Kherson International Airport.
  • Ukraine's military said the attack happened Tuesday. It is not clear how many helicopters were hit.
  •  Ukraine said earlier this month that it destroyed 30 Russian helicopters in a different attack.

A satellite image shows destroyed Russian helicopters at a Ukrainian airport after an overnight attack.

The image, taken on Wednesday by a Maxar Technologies satellite, shows the aftermath of a Tuesday strike by Ukrainian forces at Kherson International Airport in the south of the country.

Ukraine's military said it hit the airport on Tuesday. It is not clear what kind of weaponry was used in the attack, or how many helicopters were destroyed.


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CNN reported on Tuesday that at least three Russian military helicopters were destroyed.

There is no indication of whether there were any casualties in the attack.

Ukraine previously said that it destroyed 30 Russian helicopters on a Kherson airfield on March 7.

Russia captured the city of Kherson on March 2. It was the first major Ukrainian city to be seized by Russia in its invasion, which it started on February 24.

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