Kharkiv Dashcam Video Captures Close Call with Mortar Attack, Goes Viral

Written by Jeppe W

Jan.03 - 2024 7:45 AM CET


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A dramatic dashcam video from Kharkiv, Ukraine, has resurfaced and gone viral, gaining over 11 million views since its initial upload on February 25, 2022. The video, shared by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, captures a harrowing moment where a car narrowly dodges what appears to be a mortar attack at a city intersection.

Despite the dashcam indicating the date as February 25, 2021, the moderator of the Telegram channel that originally shared the footage clarified that it was actually recorded on February 25, 2022. The authenticity of the location, a specific crossroads in Kharkiv, has been verified.

This footage has garnered significant attention following the recent Russian attack on Kharkiv, highlighting the ongoing and intense nature of the conflict in the region. The video serves as a stark reminder of the dangers faced by civilians in war-torn areas, particularly in zones of active conflict like Eastern Ukraine.