Dramatic moment In the battle for Kyiv, Ukrainian troops blow up a “Russian” combat helicopter out of the sky

FOOTAGE shows the moment a suspected Russian helicopter was shot out of the sky over a Kiev reservoir as Ukrainian forces fought for control of the skies.

The clip shows sparks flying from the helicopter as it dives into the water in the early days of the Russian invasion.

Harrowing footage shows the moment a ‘Russian’ helicopter was shot down near Kyiv
It bursts into flames before plunging into the water

The helicopter burst into smoke after being blown out of the sky[/caption]

Filmed on February 24, the same day a swarm of Russian helicopters swooped in on the Ukrainian capital, the Mi-24 helicopter appears to be under fire from what are believed to be Ukrainian Stingers and anti-aircraft missiles.

It comes after chilling Footage showed Russian attack helicopters sweeping over Ukraine to attack an airport just a few kilometers from Kyiv on the same day.

Russian helicopters sped over the countryside as they attacked the military base at Gostomel Airport.

Ukrainian officials said they managed to shoot down at least three of the planes – but the Russians managed to take control of the area.

The clips were then shot Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine with a barrage of artillery, airstrikes and missiles last week.

As the brutal invasion enters its ninth day, more than 2,000 civilians are said to have been killed as cities became war zones.

Putin’s hopes of a quick victory have been dashed as harrowing images of burnt-out Russian vehicles and sobbing soldiers after the surrender have surfaced.

It comes like Ukraine accuses Putin of wanting “another Chernobyl”. after Russian troops attacked Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.

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The country’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia was guilty of “nuclear terrorism” after the plant was set on fire as Boris Johnson announced he would seek an emergency UN meeting.

Dramatic live stream video from the Enerhodar site showed Russian troops charging at one of the buildings.

After the attack, President Zelenskyy condemned the Russians.

“No country other than Russia has ever fired on nuclear power plants,” he said in a video message to his embattled nation.

“This is the first time in our history. In human history. The terrorist state now resorted to nuclear terror.”

It comes as…

Boris Johnson later spoke to Zelenskyy about the “worrying situation” that was the result of Vladimir Putin’s “reckless actions,” Downing Street said.

“Both leaders agreed that Russia must immediately stop its attack on the power plant and allow emergency services full access to the power plant,” a spokesman said.

“The prime minister said President Putin’s reckless actions could now directly threaten the security of all of Europe.

“He said Britain will do everything it can to ensure the situation does not deteriorate any further.

“The Prime Minister said he would seek an emergency UN Security Council meeting in the coming hours and that Britain would immediately raise the issue with Russia and close partners.

“Both leaders agreed that a ceasefire is vital.”

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