An extensive excavation of the bombed Mariupol drama theater is underway, new satellite images from Maxar Technologies show.
The area is now under Russian control, and the clearance of debris from the fighting is underway in several parts of the city.
The site was bombed on March 16. Ukrainian officials believe at least 300 people who were taking shelter at the building were killed.
On April 29, a satellite image showed a crane at the side of the building. The sidewalks on the northern and southern side of the drama theater, which had been covered in debris from the bombing, were by then cleared.
In a May 2 satellite image, the crane was behind the drama theater. Trucks were parked at the front, but it's unclear from the satellite images what their purpose was.
The latest satellite image, taken on May 6, shows even more activity at the theater. The crane is seen sitting next to the large hole in the theater's roof, the likely epicenter of the explosion that tore the building apart.
More trucks are seen outside and around the building. Some trucks are parked on top of the large sign that said "children" written before the bombing.
CNN has reached out to the Russian defense ministry for comment about the excavations.
CNN has also reached out to the Ukrainian government and the United Nations for comment.
International Committee of the Red Cross spokesperson Ewan Watson told CNN that they do not have a team in Mariupol and are not part of the excavation at the drama theater.
When it was bombed, the theater was being used as a shelter by women, children and the elderly.
The Ukrainian government has accused the Russians of conducting an airstrike on the theater. Russia has repeatedly denied that it hit the theater and has claimed without offering evidence that the Azov Regiment — one of the Ukrainian Army’s units in Mariupol — blew it up.