Moment giant unexploded bomb removed from apartment in Ukrainian town that Russian forces totally destroyed
This is the incredible moment a giant Russian bomb is pulled from an apartment in a city totally destroyed by Kremlin forces.
The removal of the explosive device meant a miraculous escape for those inside the block, but others in the town of Chernihiv were less fortunate.
Russian forces have been accused of deliberately killing civilians in the city after 47 people were killed in an attack that allegedly used deadly cluster bombs last week,
One person was killed and another injured today in a Russian airstrike that destroyed a residential building, emergency services said.
A widow fleeing the city with her teenage son has described the heartbreaking scenes they witnessed during their days-long journey from their bombed-out hometown.
Elena Yurchuk, 44, worked as a nurse at a local hospital which she says no longer exists.
“Our city is under siege and we barely escaped,” she said.
“People in cars are blown up by mines, a car with children and a young family literally exploded behind us.”
Yurchuk described Chernihiv as a ghost town with no electricity when they left.
It comes as Putin destroyed an entire town of 21,000 in eastern Ukraine
In the footage from Chernihiv, the bomb can be seen carefully exiting the apartment through the large hole it went through.
The device is then loaded onto the back of a truck and taken away.
Horrifying footage from Chernihiv shows apartment buildings turned into smoldering ruins.
Chilling video filmed in the aftermath showed bodies strewn on the streets of one of the regions hardest hit by the conflict.
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Windows were smashed in the blast, while burnt-out cars litter the road after Thursday’s strike.
Dashcam footage verified by Reuters captures the moment a burst of rockets hit the city of around 290,000 people.
The town and administrative center of Volnovakha has been completely wiped out by Russia’s annihilation, its regional governor has revealed – as the battle for Ukraine continues to grow bloodier.
Russian-backed separatists claimed on Friday they had captured the strategic town, which is the same size as Truro in Cornwall.
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Pavlo Kyrylenko, the governor of the Donetsk region, said most of Volnovakha’s civilians had escaped – but there was almost nothing left of the town.
He told reporters today: “In general, Volnovakha with its infrastructure as such no longer exists.”
Horrific footage showed Russian soldiers and armored vehicles in Volnovakha – surrounded by burnt-out buildings in the completely ravaged town.
The battle around the capital rages on as Russian forces close in, with brave Ukrainian soldiers setting tank traps in the streets to repel the invaders.
Putin’s troops are closing in and are believed to be just 15 miles from the city as terrified Ukrainians continue to flee their homes.
Meanwhile, Russia has been accused of killing seven people – including a child – who were trying as a last resort to flee the war zone on Saturday.
Ukrainian intelligence said Russian troops fired on a convoy of civilians evacuated from the village of Peremoha in the Kyiv region.
They said in a statement: “After the attack, the occupiers forced the remnants of the column to turn back towards Peremoha and do not let them out of the village.
“The Russians fired on a column of women and children as they tried to evacuate the village of Peremoha in the Kyiv region along an agreed “green” corridor. Seven people died, including a child .”