About 72 hours after the first convoy arrived, hundreds of vehicles from Wagner Group convoys are filling a disused military base in Belarus, according to satellite imagery taken by Planet Labs PBC.
The new image, taken around 6:29 a.m. Wednesday morning, comes less than eight hours after video was taken that showed a man — purportedly Wagner Group CEO Yevgeny Prigozhin — speaking with his troops at the camp. CNN has geolocated the video, and determined it was likely shot just after sunset on Tuesday.
The area in which the man is seen speaking is now covered in vehicles, an indication that another convoy arrived overnight.
For days, videos have surfaced online showing 100-vehicle-long convoys traveling along major highways in Russia toward Belarus.
CNN visited that military base at Osipovichi on July 7, at the invitation of the Belarusian government. Belarusian Maj. Gen. Leonid Kasinsky told CNN’s Matthew Chance at the time that the camp had been constructed for the training of Belarusian territorial defense and militia, but could also house Wagner fighters should they come to the country.
Archival satellite imagery reviewed by CNN shows dozens of tents were erected at the base, which had been vacant for years, just days after Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin backed down from his attempted insurrection last month.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed to have brokered a deal between Prigozhin and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since then, Lukashenko has invited Wagner forces into Belarus to help train his country's military.