Video shows horrific moment tank crosses road to run over motorist in Ukraine 4 months ago

Video shows horrific moment tank crosses road to run over motorist in Ukraine

Footage also shows civilians rushing to rescue the motorist.

A video circulating on social media shows the shocking moment a Russian tank crosses over a road to crash into a motorist in Ukraine.

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The footage appears to have been filmed by a person living in Ukraine watching out of the window of a house.

A Russian tank can be seen coming down the road, before crossing over to the left-hand side and running over another vehicle.

Warning: you may find this footage distressing.

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Thankfully, another video published later on Friday appears to show the person who was in the vehicle being rescued.

Multiple men can be seen pulling on parts of the car and using tools to try and help the person out of the smashed-up vehicle.

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Russia began its invasion of Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday morning when multiple explosions were heard in major cities and emergency sirens sounded across the country.

At the 24-hour mark, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that 137 civilians and military personnel had been killed in the conflict.

Air strikes and explosions continued through the night and on Friday, Russian forces reached just north of the Ukraine capital Kyiv.

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Following the Ukraine President declaring martial law on Thursday, Ukraine has now made it illegal for men aged 18 to 60 to leave the country.

Speaking from his office in Kyiv, Zelenskiy accused European leaders of not taking enough action to slow the Russian advance.

"Like World War II, you said never again, but here it is again and you're not doing enough to respond," he said.

The president said it isn't too late to stop Russian "aggression" if European leaders act soon and called on citizens across the EU to protest and force their governments into more decisive action.

"I am sure you see this - all of you, the whole of Europe," he added.

"But we don't quite see what you are going to do about this.

"How you are going to defend yourself when you are so slow to help Ukraine?"