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BEIRUT PORT EXPLOSION

Russia will send satellite images to Lebanon from day of Beirut's port blast

The Beirut port in the aftermath of the August 2020 explosion. (Credit: AFP)

MOSCOW — Russia's space agency Roscosmos will send Lebanon the satellite images it has for Beirut's port before and after a huge explosion rocked it last year, its head Dmitry Rogozin told reporters Wednesday.

In October, Lebanese President Michel Aoun asked Russia for the satellite images from Aug. 4, 2020, when the blast killed more than 218 people, injured thousands and destroyed swathes of the Lebanese capital. The probe into the cause of the explosion still continues.

"I signed a paper today enclosing quite detailed imagery in response to a request from the Lebanese leadership," Rogozin said.

The blast was one of the world's largest non-nuclear explosions and the country's worst peace-time disaster as it slips into political and economic meltdown.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will discuss the mutual relationship between the two countries with his Lebanese counterpart, Abdallah Bou Habib in Moscow on Nov. 22, the Russian ministry said Wednesday.



MOSCOW — Russia's space agency Roscosmos
will send Lebanon the satellite images it has for Beirut's port
before and after a huge explosion rocked it last year, its head
Dmitry Rogozin told reporters Wednesday.
In October, Lebanese President Michel Aoun asked Russia for
the satellite images from Aug. 4, 2020, when the blast killed
more than 218 people, injured...