Aoun Officially Requests Satellite Images from Russia Regarding the Beirut Port Explosion
Lebanese President Michel Aoun discusses with Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Rudakov Lebanese-Russian relations and ways to develop them and requests satellite images of the day of the Beirut port explosion.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun officially asked Russia for satellite images of the day of the Beirut port explosion.
In addition, President Aoun discussed with the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Rudakov, the Lebanese-Russian relations and ways to develop them.
الرئيس عون طلب رسمياً من السفير الروسي ابلاغ بلاده رغبة لبنان في الحصول على صور الأقمار الصناعية العائدة ليوم الانفجار الذي وقع في مرفأ بيروت— Lebanese Presidency (@LBpresidency) October 29, 2021
Days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country "will study the possibility of assisting in the investigation of the Beirut port explosion, and will provide satellite images, if available."
He added that no information regarding the political processes related to the Lebanese judiciary can be disclosed, adding that there will be no favoritism towards one party against another because that would be "counterproductive to our efforts at reconciliation between the Lebanese parties."
It is noteworthy that after the explosion, Lebanese President Michel Aoun asked his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to provide Lebanon with French satellite images that document moments of the Beirut Port explosion.
Moreover, Former Prime Minister Hassan Diab also announced that he had asked French President Emmanuel Macron for satellite images of the port "before, during and after the explosion."
A similar request was also sent to Italy, adding, "They should have provided us with it, but this did not happen, and I don't know why."
The Beirut port explosion on August 4th killed 203 people and injured more than 6,500. It also caused severe damage to a number of the capital's neighborhoods.