Watch: Woman Narrowly Escapes Russian Rocket Blast in Kharkiv

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jun.23 - 2024 9:28 AM CET

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A woman miraculously survives a Russian rocket strike in Kharkiv, caught on dramatic video.

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A young woman narrowly escaped death when a Russian-fired rocket exploded just meters away from her.

The chilling moment was captured on surveillance footage and shared on X.

Yesterday, Kharkiv was the scene of a devastating rocket attack that claimed three lives and injured 55 others.

The video shows a woman walking along the sidewalk when the sudden roar of an incoming rocket pierces the air. In a split second, she attempts to shield her head before a powerful explosion sends debris flying all around.

Dazed by the blast, the woman can be seen scrambling for safety.

The footage also reveals other survivors, including a family clutching a small child. The terror and chaos of the moment are palpable, underscoring the indiscriminate nature of such attacks.

Russian Aerial Assault on Kyiv

In a related incident, Russia launched an air raid on Kyiv and the surrounding region overnight. The city's air defense systems were activated to fend off the strikes, according to reports from Kyiv’s mayor and regional administration on Telegram.

Witnesses told Reuters that several explosions were heard in and around the capital, indicating a fierce response from Ukraine's air defenses.