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Elderly Driver Miraculously Rescued Alive After 'Russian Tank' Crushes Car

Dominic Smithers

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Elderly Driver Miraculously Rescued Alive After 'Russian Tank' Crushes Car

Warning: Article Contains Graphic Images and Distressing Content

Incredible footage has emerged of an elderly driver being pulled out of a car moments after being run over by a military tank.

The shocking incident took place in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, as Russian forces start to descend on the city amidst its military invasion of the country.

In the short clip, a tank - said to have been stolen by Russian troops - can be seen travelling down a main boulevard in the Obolon district in the north of the city.

Another vehicle, a small car, then comes into shot, and the tank quickly swerves across the road and drives straight over it.

It then comes to a halt while sitting on top of the crushed car, before reversing off.

After the footage was shared on social media, people came out and condemned the actions of the Russian military.

"In Ukraine, a Russian tank had driven over the civilian car. Terrifying footage. My thoughts are with the people of Ukraine," wrote one.

Incredibly, however, reports came out later that the person driving the crushed car had survived.

In a video posted on Twitter, a group of people can be seen using axes and crowbars to try and free the person, who is still sitting in the driver's seat.

The entire rescue attempt is not captured on video, but reports have since stated that the driver is alive and being treated at hospital.

People pulled the driver from the wreckage. Credit: Twitter
People pulled the driver from the wreckage. Credit: Twitter

This comes after Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy allegedly told EU leaders that it could be the last time they 'see me alive'. 

Barak Ravid, who's Diplomatic Correspondent at Walla News, says that 'two sources briefed on the call told me'.

The president told his country’s troops today (25 February) ‘you are all we have’ as he accused other world powers of insufficient reaction to the invasion from Russia.

Zelenskyy himself has said that he will not leave Kyiv, even though he knows his life is almost certainly in danger.

In a video message earlier on Friday, the President said: "[The] enemy has marked me down as the number one target,

"My family is the number two target. They want to destroy Ukraine politically by destroying the head of state.

"I will stay in the capital. My family is also in Ukraine."

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Russia, Politics, World News, Vladimir Putin

Dominic Smithers
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