A journalist on ground in Ukraine caught a missile flying over his head while filming a live video after Russian invasion on Thursday.
The video, which has 1.9 million views on Twitter, begins with Australian journalist Bryce Wilson walking on the streets of Kramatorsk city dressed in a protective gear and talking about the crisis.
“Russia has declared war on Ukraine,” he says. “As soon as the declaration…,” the journalists adds before he is caught off guard by a missile speeding past the sky above him.
Waring: The video contains strong language.
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Wilson stops his commentary and shouts: “It’s a missile, it’s a missile”.
Wilson, a freelance photojournalist and documentary filmmaker, has covered Ukraine since 2015, his Twitter bio says. He has been tweeting updates on the present situation in Ukraine.
"Situation in Kramatorsk right now. Hasn't been further shelling or indirect fire attacks since this morning,” says his latest tweet about the situation on ground. There were rumours that Kramatorsk was attacked by infantry - completely fake, untrue reports. Kramatorsk is still Government-controlled.”
Missiles and shelling targeted cities in Ukraine on Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in the country. Leaders across the world condemned Russian aggression.
Explosions were also reported in several cities early morning and panicked residents rushed to take shelter in basements and subway stations.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that at least 137 "heroes" were killed in fighting with Russian forces, news agency AFP reported.
Meanwhile, Russia claimed that it had destroyed more than 70 military targets in Ukraine.(With inputs from AFP)