Shocking moment: Russian missiles explode in massive fireballs on Ukrainian street as desperate residents flee

Frightened residents were forced to flee after Russian missiles slammed into a street in Ukraine.

Shocking footage shows huge erupting fireballs and massive plumes of smoke billowing into the sky as two blasts rocked Dnipro.

Footage shows traffic coming to a standstill when a Russian missile hit Dnipro

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Footage shows traffic coming to a standstill when a Russian missile hit DniproPhoto credit: Twitter
A second explosion then struck as smoke billowed into the sky

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A second explosion then struck as smoke billowed into the skyPhoto credit: Twitter
Terrified residents were seen fleeing

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Terrified residents were seen fleeingPhoto credit: Twitter

At least four people were killed in the city and another 20 injured – while dozens of rockets struck several regions in Ukraine on Monday.

The dramatic clip shows traffic coming to a halt as the first explosion went off, sending thick black smoke into the sky.

As a car speeds away from the scene and horrified passers-by flee, a second explosion hits the street.

Emine Dzheppar, Ukraine’s first deputy foreign minister, said 20 rockets hit the region on Monday.

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She tweeted: “Ukrainian defenders managed to shoot down a quarter of the missiles.

“The enemy has targeted Dnipro’s critical infrastructure, leaving thousands of people without power.”

The strikes in Dnipro came as Moscow unleashed a deadly volley of missiles across Ukraine on Monday – blowing up playgrounds, bridges and civilians.

Former Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has warned the attack is only the “first episode” of retaliation for the Crimean bridge blast.

At least six people were killed in the capital Kyiv between burnt-out cars and destroyed buildings.

At least 14 people were killed and 97 injured in explosions in Lviv, Ternopil and Zhytomyr, Kremenchuk Zaporizhzhia Kharkiv and Kropyvnytskyi also reported.

The brutal revenge blitz followed Saturday’s daring blast that destroyed a strategically important bridge linking Crimea to mainland Russia.

In a televised address, Putin said Moscow launched long-range missile strikes on Ukraine’s energy, military and communications infrastructure on Monday in retaliation for the Crimean bridge attack.

He said: “The Kiev regime has put its actions on a par with international terrorist organizations.

“It is evident that the Ukrainian intelligence services ordered, organized and carried out the terrorist attack to destroy Russia’s critical civilian infrastructure.”

“If attempts to carry out terrorist attacks on our territory continue, Russia will react harshly and correspond in terms of scale to the threat posed by the Russian Federation.

“No one should doubt that.”

Just after 8 a.m. local time, explosions were heard across the city

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Just after 8 a.m. local time, explosions were heard across the cityPhoto credit: Reuters

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The blasts came after Putin's prized bridge was targeted on Saturday

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The blasts came after Putin’s prized bridge was targeted on SaturdayPhoto credit: Avalon.red

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