THIS is the horrifying moment an aggressive tank completely crushed a car and then overturned it again in Kyiv.
Extraordinary footage has emerged amid clashes on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital during the Russian invasion.
The shocking video – understood to have been filmed in the Obolon district, five miles from the city centre – shows the armored vehicle erratically moving through the streets of Kyiv.
The lone tank is believed to be the Strela-10, an air defense vehicle used by both the Russian and Ukrainian militaries.
It is not clear which army the armored vehicle came from as it raced through the streets.
However, the machine lacks the special “Z”, “V” or “O” white markings that have become notorious on Russian armored columns.
Horrified onlookers captured video of the crawler vehicle moving erratically as it drove across the sidewalk and at times seemed to lose control.
The rage reached its zenith when the tank crashed into a dark sedan next to a tram track.
It then reverses the car again.
Footage of what happened to the next tank is missing, but other videos and photos show onlookers rushing to assist the driver.
Miraculously, the elderly man behind the wheel appeared to have survived the ordeal as passersby tried to free him with an ax.
The exact details of the incident remain unclear amid the fog of war surrounding the invasion.
Ukrainian officials said the “enemy” was in Obolon and there were also reports of gunfire in the area.
There have been reports of Russian soldiers stealing Ukrainian military uniforms and vehicles before arriving in Kyiv.
The bulk of Vladimir Putin’s army is believed to still be at least 20 miles from the city, but the first skirmishes have already begun.
It happens when residents are encouraged to take up arms, make fire bombs with Molotov cocktails, and use commercial drones to protect their homes.
It comes as:
About 18,000 assault rifles were given to the people and general mobilization was ordered to defend their homes.
And there are reports of plainclothes men carrying AK-47s downtown.
The photos also show a Ukrainian military truck and dead men in Ukrainian military uniforms, who are believed to be actual Russians in disguise.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned of the threat from “subversive groups” in the city this morning when he spoke to Ukraine.
fear that Russian special forces may be trying to sow chaos and take out key officials – likely Zelenskyy himself – to pave the way for invasion.
Other attackers could be Russian “saboteurs” or “cell sleepers” who are loyal to Putin and have been lying in wait in Ukraine for the attack.
Kyiv Deputy Defense Minister Anna Maliar said Russian forces seized trucks and Ukrainian military uniforms earlier on Friday.
She said they were acting as an advanced guard for a larger convoy of Putin’s forces “running at speed” to Kyiv.
It came as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that he was “number one” on the list to kill Putin and the US said that Putin might try to “behead” the Ukrainian government.
The Russian military yesterday took control of the Chernobyl disaster zone – the shortest route to Kyiv from Belarus.
And last night, a Russian jet was reportedly shot down in a fireball in Kyiv as Vladimir Putin prepared to lay siege to the city of 2.9 million people.
The Ukrainians have been warned that they are facing “the hardest day” with an expected all-out Russian attack.
At least 137 Ukrainians were killed across the country at the hands of Putin’s forces after the attack began at 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
Kyiv faces an uncertain future as the country is attacked by Russia from the air, on land and at sea.
US intelligence now fears Putin could topple Kyiv in just 96 hours as Russian forces moved within 20 miles of seizing nearby Chernobyl.
Ukrainian sources said they agreed the capital would be besieged within the next four days.
But they insist the government will not collapse.
The Ukrainians remained defiant and resilient against the Russian invaders.
However, they find themselves facing an uphill struggle as Putin brings his massive army against his neighbour.
Russia is said to have suffered heavy damage – with 800 invaders killed.
World leaders yesterday condemned Russia’s actions as Europe plunged into its biggest crisis since World War II.
Heavy sanctions aimed at strangling Putin’s regime are currently being applied against Russia.
But it is questioned whether this will be enough to stop Moscow.
Another day of bloodshed lies ahead for Ukraine – all eyes are now on the capital to see if Putin can break through.
It is believed that Russia wanted to take control of the city and establish a compliant puppet regime.
After a night of fighting across the country, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry announced a Russian plane had been shot down over Kyiv.
It is believed to have crashed into a residential building and set it on fire.
The Ukrainian army also fought Russian tank units in Ivankiv, north of Kyiv, as they advanced south.
Separate air raid sirens were sounded in the major Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Odessa, raising fears of a large coordinated attack on several population centers.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba described the invasion as “terrible”, comparing it to a Nazi attack.
“The last time our capital had to go through anything like this was in 1941 when it was attacked by the Nazis,” he said.
“Ukraine has defeated that evil and will defeat this. Stop Putin. Isolate Russia. Cut all ties. Get rid of Russia from everywhere.”
A spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry announced that 83 of Ukraine’s ground military infrastructure had been destroyed.
It comes shortly after Ukrainian forces appear to have won a major victory with the successful recapture of Kyiv’s Antonov airport, 20 miles northwest of the city.
US officials say they fear the city will fall within four days and the government of President Voldymyr Zelenskyy will be overthrown within a week.
President Zelenskyy earlier announced that 137 people had died in the first day of fierce fighting and vowed to stay in his country until the bitter end.
“They are killing people and turning peaceful cities into military targets,” he said.
“It’s foul and will never be forgiven.”
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