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Ukraine war

Ukraine asks Japan for satellite data amid Russian invasion

Government will decide on whether to provide high-resolution images

Japan operates satellites that have the ability to capture images day and night, and through clouds and other obstructions in the atmosphere. (Source photo by Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Ukraine has asked Japan for satellite imagery, Nikkei has learned, as it tries to fend off invading Russian troops.

Ukraine is believed to be seeking high-resolution ground imagery to get a better grasp of the movements of Russian troops. Japan operates satellites with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) that can capture images day and night, and through clouds and other obstructions in the atmosphere.

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