Russian tank crushes a car with a Ukrainian civilian in it
The images were released as Moscow's forces advances towards the outskirts of Kiev
February 25, 2022 7:43pm
Updated: February 27, 2022 3:49am
A shocking video filmed in the Ukrainian capital shows the moment when what appears to be a Russian tank crushes a car with a civilian inside on the streets of the Obolon district.
The footage shows an armored vehicle suddenly turning towards a black car driving in the opposite direction on a highway. The footage has been viewed 2.2 million times on Twitter.
Screams are heard throughout the 25-second video as the tank backs away from the crushed vehicle. The victim, an elderly man, survived and was rescued, reported ITV.
Videos of the event filmed from various angles began circulating on social media. Senior advisor to Belarusian human rights activist and politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Franak Viačorka, posted a clip of the tank driving over the car. The video has been played 1.6 million times.
In Ukraine, a Russian tank had driven over the civilian car. Terrifying footage. My thoughts are with the people of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/hmIDNCUeus— Franak Viačorka (@franakviacorka) February 25, 2022
"In Ukraine, a Russian tank drove over a civilian's car. Terrifying images. My thoughts are with the people of Ukraine," Viačorka posted.
Another video shows the man trapped inside his wrecked vehicle, with the roof ripped off, windows shattered, and tires ruined by the force of the collision.
A group of men is seen using tools to attempt to open the vehicle door in and free the injured passenger.
The images were released as Russian forces advance toward the outskirts of Kyiv. Ukrainian authorities fear that troops from their neighboring country will launch a tank attack on the capital in an attempt to overthrow the government headed by Volodymir Zelensky.
According to the Ukrainian government, Russia has attacked 33 civilian sites in the country within the last 24 hours. Several residential buildings were burned to the ground, forcing residents to take cover underground.
Russia's "full-scale invasion" resulted in the deaths of 137 Ukrainians on the first day of fighting, President Zelensky reported.