Russia
Wagner plane crash sparks unprecedented frenzy for spy satellites

A satellite image taken on 24 August 2023 by the US start-up Planet Labs showing the area where Yevgeny Prigozhin's plane crashed, in Russia's Tver Oblast.
A satellite image taken on 24 August 2023 by the US start-up Planet Labs showing the area where Yevgeny Prigozhin's plane crashed, in Russia's Tver Oblast. © Planet Labs PBC/Reuters
All the major players in Earth observation, not least from the US, China and France, scrambled to inspect the site of the Wagner leaders' plane crash - seeking to confirm or debunk the initial rumours, as well as Russia's official accounts. [...]
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