Tank filmed crushing civilian car with driver inside on Kyiv street

A tank has been filmed crushing a civilian car in a northern district of Kyiv, as Vladimir Putin’s troops continue their advance on the Ukrainian capital.

In a video shared with and verified by The Independent, the armoured vehicle can be seen cutting across the road before driving over the oncoming car.

A second video shows a group of men attending to the wreckage on Obolonsky Avenue, in which the driver appears to be stuck behind the wheel of the car. A local resident who shared the footage with The Independent said: “Russian ‘liberators’ on the streets of Kyiv crush the cars of civilians.”

The BBC has reported that an elderly man was pulled alive from the wreckage.

However, there was some argument on social media that the armoured vehicle was Ukrainian, not Russian, and its driver lost control.

Russian forces are moving through the northern outskirts of Ukraine‘s capital, and US officials have warned that president Vladimir Putin may be intent on installing a new, more friendly government in Kyiv.

Local residents in the city have been urged to fight back with Molotov cocktails against the encroaching troops, with instructions of how to make the petrol bombs circulated on the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s social media.

Some 18,000 machine guns have also been handed out to “all those who want to defend our capital with weapons in their arms,” according to government adviser Vadym Denysenko.

Among the signs that the Ukrainian capital was increasingly threatened,…

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