PHOTO: New satellite images of Snake Island after the withdrawal of Russian forces

Snake Island / EPA-EFE / MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES HANDOUT - MANDATORY CREDIT: SATELLITE IMAGE 2022 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES - THE WATERMARK MAY NOT BE REMOVED / CROPPED - HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY / NO

Maxar Technologies today released new satellite images from Snake Island, a strategically important Ukrainian island in the Black Sea.

Satellite images from Snake Island / Photo: EPA-EFE / MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES HANDOUT - MANDATORY CREDIT: SATELLITE IMAGE 2022 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES

The footage was released following news today that Russian forces had withdrawn from Snake Island. Ukraine claims that the Russians withdrew due to the attack on the Ukrainian army, and the Russians claim that the withdrawal is a "gesture of goodwill."

Satellite images from Snake Island / Photo: EPA-EFE / MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES HANDOUT - MANDATORY CREDIT: SATELLITE IMAGE 2022 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES

New photos show smoke rising from affected vehicles and buildings in the north of the island.

Satellite images from Snake Island / Photo: EPA-EFE / MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES HANDOUT - MANDATORY CREDIT: SATELLITE IMAGE 2022 MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES
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