TERRIFIED residents were forced to flee as Russian missiles pummeled a street in Ukraine. Shocking footage shows a huge fireball erupt and massive plumes of smoke billowing into the sky as two blasts rocked Dnipro.
At least four people were killed in the city and a further 20 injured – while dozens of missiles blitzed multiple regions across Ukraine on Monday.
The dramatic clip shows traffic grinding to a halt as the first explosion went off – sending thick black smoke into the sky.
As a car races away from the scene and horrified pedestrians flee, a second blast hits the street.
Emine Dzheppar, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, said 20 missiles hit the region on Monday.
She tweeted: “Ukrainian defenders managed to shoot Shocking down one quarter of the missiles.
“Enemy targeted Dnipro’s critical infrastructure, leaving thousands of people without electricity.”
The strikes in Dnipro came as Moscow unleashed a deadly barrage of missiles across Ukraine on Monday – blasting playgrounds, bridges and civilians.
Russia’s former president Dmitry Medvedev has warned the attack was only the “first episode” of the retaliation for the explosion of the Crimean bridge.
In the capital Kyiv at least six people were killed amid burnt-out cars and shattered buildings.
At least 14 people were killed and 97 injured with explosions in Lviv, Ternopil and Zhytomyr, Kremenchuk Zaporizhzhia Kharkiv and Kropyvnytskyi also reported.
The brutal revenge blitz followed the daring blast that destroyed a strategically vital bridge linking Crimea with mainland Russia on Saturday.
In a televised speech, Putin said Moscow had launched long-range missile attacks against Ukraine’s energy, military and communications infrastructure on Monday in retaliation for the attack on the Crimean bridge.
He said: “The Kyiv regime, with its actions, has put itself on the same level as international terrorist organisations.
“It is obvious that the Ukrainian secret services ordered, organised and carried out the terrorist attack aimed at destroying Russia’s critical civilian infrastructure.”
“If attempts to carry out terrorist attacks on our territory continue, Russia’s responses will be harsh and, in terms of their scale, will correspond to the level of threats posed by the Russian Federation.
“Nobody should have any doubts about this.”
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