Russia Roscosmos to Hand Lebanon Satellite Images of Beirut Port
The space agency chief says he would hand the Lebanese government satellite imagery of the Beirut port before and after the August 4, 2020 explosion.
The chief of Russia's Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said Wednesday the agency would give the Lebanese government satellite imagery of the Beirut port before and after the August 4, 2020 explosion.
"I signed today a document with a detailed annex, which was made at the request of the Lebanese government, regarding the blast that occurred in the Beirut port," he said.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun had previously officially asked Russia for satellite images of the Beirut port on the day of the blast.
Days ahead of the presidential request, Russian President Vladimir Putin had said on the sidelines of the Valdai meeting Moscow would review the possibility of helping on the probe into the Beirut blast, and it would provide Lebanon with satellite imagery, if available.
Beirut was shaken by a blast a little over 15 months ago, an explosion that left more than 200 martyred, thousands wounded, and thousands homeless, due to the material damage caused by the massive blast, which was described as one of the worst throughout the last century.