Censor.NET reports citing the article by Bellingcat.
"Google Earth has recently added updated satellite imagery at the Russia-Ukraine border for August 26, 2014, near the height of Russian intervention in Ukraine. These satellite images show the deployment of Russian military vehicles and artillery positions, along with newly-created paths into Ukraine. The timing of this satellite imagery coincides with a major surge in Russian activities in Ukraine near the border crossing points, including the sightings of Russian servicemen in a village about a dozen kilometers from the border crossing point," the article reads.
"The image shows vehicles at the border location of 47.608336, 38.350813, near the Ukrainian villages of Kumachiove and Ulianivske. The worn path from Russia into Ukraine, seen as an orange line above, did not exist in the August 23, 2014 satellite imagery on Digital Globe, indicating that it was created between the afternoon of August 23 and 26," the investigative journalists specified.
Reuters reported on Aug. 26, 2014 that dozens of "unidentified, heavily-armed strangers with Russian accents" appeared in a village 14 kilometers northwest of this border crossing point. These men, wearing white bands on their arms and legs, brought military ration packs with them and military equipment with their identifying marks painted over with white circles, and were unfamiliar with the area. Soldiers with white bands on their arms/legs and Russian tanks with obfuscating marks are long-established symbols of Russian intervention.
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