New satellite images show Boryspil Airport, Kyiv’s international airport, appearing unscathed — but its runways have been blocked by vehicles.
The images, released by Planet Labs PBC, verify rumors of actions taken across Ukraine before the Russian invasion began. At the airport, runways and taxiways are blocked, allegedly in an effort to prevent Russian aircraft from landing and utilizing the airport.
Russia’s broad offensive, beginning early Thursday, targeted military infrastructure across Ukraine as well as several airports and other key installations using missile attacks and long-range artillery. Kyiv’s international airport was one of the chief targets.