This is the moment when a heroic Ukrainian medic protects a wounded civilian in Kharkiv from deadly Russian “double-tap” shelling.
Dramatic footage shot by The Sun shows the brave rescuer using his body to protect the stricken woman while others sprint for cover.
In the front-line city of Kharkiv, just 40 km from the Russian border, Putin’s troops unleashed a deadly double-launch missile attack that killed at least five people and wounded 13 others.
The ruthless second strike tactic is designed to kill first responders delivering life-saving assistance.
Medics rushing to the scene of an initial blast had to duck for cover as a second salvo of deadly Grad missiles slammed into the street around them.
The second salvo of missiles sent shock waves through the ground, where medics were treating a man and woman.
The terrifying whoosh and roar of the incoming missiles sent nearby troops and heroic medics fleeing for cover.
The man lay on the street, moaning in pain, unable to move.
The sun crouched behind a concrete flowerpot as a Ukrainian medic protected the woman he was treating from secondary shrapnel blasts.
At least eight more rockets fired into nearby buildings as the selfless paramedic yelled at people to save themselves and take cover.
At least one of the rockets went through a nearby market hall selling fresh fruit and meat, setting the building on fire.
Confused stallholders packed up their wares as smoke filled the cavernous hall and firefighters raced to put out the blaze.
Fighting in Kharkiv continues, with Russian forces targeting civilians and apartment buildings as officials claim they even planted booby traps in washing machines and under corpses to kill more innocents.
Thick plumes of smoke drifted across the city yesterday from strikes in at least three areas, including the market, a government building and a residential area.
A missile launched from a warship killed at least one, injured 18 and blew out windows half a mile away yesterday.
At least five people were killed by Russian shelling on Sunday, regional officials said.
The barrage slammed into homes, leaving the streets littered with broken glass and other debris, including pieces from at least one missile.
More than 300 people have died in the city since Putin unleashed his bloodbath on February 24.
The number includes 100 dead soldiers and 192 civilians.
Another 964 civilians and 513 soldiers were injured, according to a senior health official.
Russia stepped up its attacks with missile and cruise missile attacks on Ukraine sank his flagship in the Black Sea – the 12,500-ton Moskva – in its worst single loss since the end of World War II.
That Sinking of the Russian ship Moskva Reportedly, with its entire crew of 510 sailors on board, it was the first time Russia had lost a flagship since its battleship Knyaz Suvorov was torpedoed by Japan in the 1905 War.
Russian state television presenter Vladimir Solovyov raged at the Navy’s failure.
The top Putin henchman, who has been sanctioned by the West for ties to the Russian tyrant, said: “I am furious at what happened to the Black Sea Fleet’s flagship Moskva.
“It was quite old and has been repaired, and yes, this series of ships has weak points.
“I get it. But tell me this: How did you manage to lose it?
“Why the hell were you in that particular area of the Black Sea at that time?”
His outburst was taken as a signal of Mad Vlad’s private anger.
Ukraine said the ship was hit by a volley of Ukrainian Neptun missiles when it was 60 miles offshore.
Moscow said it sank in a storm after a fire in the ammunition bay.
Vice Admiral Igor Osipov, commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, has not been seen since the sinking amid claims he has been arrested.
Russia has wreaked its bloody revenge by lightning attacks on Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lemberg with cruise missiles on Saturday.
Ukraine has warned Russia is building forces for a feared second wave of attacks to seize the country’s east – after its troops were forced to retreat in a botched Phase 1 offensive around Kyiv.
Officials in eastern Donbass province said at least two people died there yesterday from tanks, multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery.
British Defense Intelligence warned that Russia’s “operational focus has shifted to eastern Ukraine”.
Moscow was said to be building up forces near Kharkiv and Severdonetsk further east.
But it warned: “Russia’s ultimate goal remains the same” – bringing the country under its influence.
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