Images show Russian forces near Ukrainian hydroelectric power plant -Maxar

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WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Satellite imagery taken on Saturday showed Russian ground forces assembled in Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine, at and near the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant on the Dnieper River, a private U.S. company said.

The images, released by Maxar Technologies (MAXR.N), showed trucks on the dam for the hydroelectric plant as well as others parked on a road. Nova Kakhovka is in southern Ukraine.

The images released by Maxar, which has been tracking the buildup of Russian forces for weeks, could not be independently verified by Reuters.

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Reporting by Mike Stone in Washington; Editing by Leslie Adler

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