Motorist is inches from death when Russian missile comes down beside their car in Kyiv


The luckiest driver in Kyiv: Motorist is inches from death when Russian missile comes down beside their car

  • Incident happened on Monday and came during a rare daytime attack on Kyiv

Dashcam footage has captured the moment a motorist came inches from death when a Russian missile crashed into the road beside their car in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.

The incident happened on Monday and came during a rare daytime attack on the city, with no injuries reported.

In the video, the missile drops down onto the middle of the road, narrowly missing two white cars. 

It connects with an overhead wire displaying street signs and what appear to be traffic lights before it hits the road and explodes.

Fragments from the electronic device and missile are blasted towards the camera, leaving it lightly stained.  

The incident happened on Monday and came during a rare daytime attack on the city, with no injuries reported

The incident happened on Monday and came during a rare daytime attack on the city, with no injuries reported

A small section of the road can then be seen on fire with black smoke billowing into the sky as vehicles continue to pass as if nothing has happened.

The way the missile falls suggests it was intercepted by air defences before it could reach its target, according to BBC News.

The fragments were later collected by police for further investigation.

The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence has warned of a quick response to a series of missile strikes on Kyiv.

General Kyrylo Budanov said Monday’s attacks failed to intimidate people in the city, who just continued with daily life.

Officials said all the missiles were shot down and there were no reports of casualties.

In the video, the missile drops down onto the middle of the road, narrowly missing two white cars

In the video, the missile drops down onto the middle of the road, narrowly missing two white cars

It connects with an overhead wire displaying street signs and what appear to be traffic lights before it hits the road and explodes. Fragments from the electronic device and missile are blasted towards the camera

It connects with an overhead wire displaying street signs and what appear to be traffic lights before it hits the road and explodes. Fragments from the electronic device and missile are blasted towards the camera

However, burning debris from the intercepted missiles came down in residential areas of central Kyiv.

The attack on Monday followed two nights of heavy drone strikes, the latest in some 16 air attacks on Kyiv this month.

It was unusual because it occurred during the day and seemed to be aimed at the city centre, whereas other strikes on the capital in May have been at night and directed at key infrastructure or air defences on the outskirts.

General Budanov said he aimed to ‘upset’ Russia’s supporters by letting them know people in the city were not phased by the attack and had continued working after it.

Pictured: Police officers stand next to a part of a missile which landed on a street during a Russian strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, on May 29, 2023

Pictured: Police officers stand next to a part of a missile which landed on a street during a Russian strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, on May 29, 2023

‘All those who tried to intimidate us, dreaming that it would have some effect, you will regret it very soon,’ he added in a statement published by Ukraine’s intelligence ministry.

‘Our answer will not be long.’

On Sunday, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky praised the nation’s air defence forces after the capital sustained the largest drone attack since the start of the invasion.

‘You are heroes,’ said Zelensky, after military commanders said most of the drones launched by Russia were intercepted.



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