Woman miraculously survives rocket blast in Kharkiv residential area

As the war entered the 54th day, Russia stepped up its attack on Ukraine to inflict maximum damage. In the wake of the budding rampage, the lives of Ukrainians remained most at risk. The Ukrainian woman from Kharkiv has now become the most striking conversationalist after she miraculously survived a rocket attack by Russians in the city of Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine.

The video seen by Republic TV begins with the woman, completely unaware of what is stopping her, walking towards what can be seen as an apartment building. Meanwhile, two men in the foreground seem to escape imminent danger. As the lady crosses the road, a rocket lands on the opposite side, resulting in a cloud of smoke and dust. The woman reflexively hisses as another fiery explosion occurs on her side of the street. Completely isolated in the street, the lady takes some time to understand the incident and gradually accumulates all her belongings and crosses the door of her apartment.

Heavy shelling continues in Kharkiv

The visual of Kharkiv comes at a time when the northeastern city is under heavy shelling by Russian troops, who are now ready for what Moscow calls the “second phase” of its “special military operation”. Speaking to Telegram, the head of the Kharkiv regional administration, Oleg Synegubov, informed on Sunday that Russian troops shelled the central part of the city, including residential buildings in Saltivka.

Projectiles that rained down on one of the most populated cities included MLRS (multiple rocket systems) and heavy artillery strikes. At least 5 people were killed and 20 others injured in the shelling, Synegubov said. “Apartment buildings and other infrastructure were damaged,” he added.

Meanwhile, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov claimed on Sunday that residential areas were attacked in the morning while missile strikes were launched in the afternoon. He accused the Russians of “trying to destroy the civilian population of Kharkiv” and spreading panic in the city to “break our spirits”.

However, he added, “the will of Kharkiv, the will of us Ukrainians cannot be harmed by the enemy. Today I was convinced of this when I saw how a doctor covered a woman injured during the sale”.

Additionally, he urged Kharkiv citizens to stay indoors after at least 18 residential addresses remained under Russian attack. 160 firefighters and 33 equipment units were deployed to put out the fires in the buildings affected by the Russian bombardments.

(Picture: AP)