Video shows Kyiv bridge exploding in missile attack

Terrifying footage from Kyiv shows an explosion engulfing a famous pedestrian bridge in the Ukrainian capital Dozens of Russian missiles fell In Ukraine on Monday morning.

Security footage from the glass bridge in Kyiv shows the shock wave from what appears to be a missile impact on the ground beneath smashing the glass sides of tourist attractions. A ball of smoke and flame rises to engulf the bridge.

There was at least one person on the bridge when he was hit. A woman in civilian clothes is seen walking toward the middle of the bridge as the missile explodes. She flinched at the explosion before turning around and running the other way.

The timestamp on the footage indicates the strike took place around 8:18 a.m. Kyiv time.

“Such a time and these goals were chosen specifically to cause as much damage as possible,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a letter to Ukrainian citizens on Monday.

The missile that hit the heart of the city of Lev on Monday morning was one of dozens fired at civilian areas in Ukraine.
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The video clip, apparently filmed by Zelensky himself on a mobile phone, was filmed on a vacant Kyiv street in broad daylight in which he asked Ukrainians to “please stay in shelters today”.

He said, “The enemy wants us to be afraid, he wants to make people run.” “But we can only move forward, and show that on the battlefield.

“Ukraine existed before this enemy appeared, and Ukraine will exist after it,” Zelensky added.

Two children looking through the glass floor of the bridge
The glass bridge was, in peacetime, a popular tourist attraction near the seat of the Ukrainian government.
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The glass-bottomed pedestrian bridge that was hit by the strike is located just 3,000 yards from the complex of government buildings in Kyiv, which houses the presidential palace and the Ukrainian parliament.

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Zelensky’s video was filmed in front of the presidential office, several blocks away.

Monday’s attack on Kyiv was the first on the Ukrainian capital in months, and part of a coordinated series of strikes against major civilian centers across the country.

Ukrainian authorities have reported explosions in at least 10 cities, including the country’s far western city of Lviv, which has been relatively unaffected by the war.

Screenshot from security footage showing the moment of the explosion
At least one Ukrainian was on the bridge when he was hit. They can be seen fleeing the bridge in the security footage.
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Ukraine’s emergency services reported that at least 11 people were killed in the strikes and 89 others were injured.

Ukrainian authorities also reported partial power outages in 15 provinces on Monday as a result of infrastructure strikes.

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