SHOCKING drone footage appears to show the horrific moment Russian soldiers shoot dead a civilian as he holds up his hands.
The distressing clip shows the man getting out of his car and surrendering but he can be seen dropping to the ground almost immediately.
The video was obtained by German broadcaster ZDF.
The outlet reports that the incident appears to have taken place on the afternoon of March 7, on the E40 expressway outside Kyiv.
The footage shows a Russian tank parked near a petrol station while a man in a silver vehicle turns his car around and stops.
He can be seen getting out of the car with his hands up- but a few moments later he drops to the ground after being shot.
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Russian soldiers can be seen approaching the man and then dragging his body to the side of the road.
The outlet spoke to the operator of the drone, a Ukrainian volunteer with the "Bugatti Company."
He showed them the device, a Mavic III,and said he had been tasked with observing Russian positions on the E40 highway.
The footage later showed a woman and a child who were also travelling with the man being led by soldiers into a nearby forest but it remains unclear what happened to them, ZDF said.
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The silver hatchback was later burnt.
The capital was rocked by powerful explosions yesterday with at least three big blasts being heard in the center.
Russian forces have also been accused of gunning down women and children – killing seven civilians who were trying to escape a village near Kyiv.
Meanwhile, a 35-hour curfew was imposed in Kyivlast night with the city's mayor branding it a "difficult moment."
The curfew started at 8pm local time (6pm GMT).
It comes as…
- Russia has slapped a ban on Joe Biden and called for Alaska to become part of its territory again.
- Volodymyr Zelensky has admitted Ukraine may never join Nato in a key concession that could pave the way to peace.
- Putin's troops have taken hundreds of hospital staff and patients hostage in the besieged city of Mariupol.
- Dramatic footage shows the moment a Russian tank was blown to smithereens by Ukrainian forces.
Mayor Vitali Klitschko said: “Today is a difficult and dangerous moment.
“The capital is the heart of Ukraine, and it will be defended. Kyiv, which is currently the symbol and forward operating base of Europe’s freedom and security, will not be given up by us.”
Zelensky said barrages hit four multi-storey buildings in the city and killed dozens.
Explosions around the city caused massive structural damage – with shockwaves from a blast tearing through the entrance of a downtown subway station that residents have been using as a bomb shelter.
A senior US defence official said the Russians were increasingly using long-range fire to hit civilian targets inside Kyiv – but their ground forces were making little to no progress around the country.
The official said the Russian troops were still about nine miles from the centre of the capital.
Russian forces have also stepped up strikes on Irpin and the northwest Kyiv suburbs of Hostomel and Bucha, the head of the capital region, Oleksiy Kuleba, said.
A nine-year-old girl who was trying to flee Kyiv with her family ended up losing her arm after Russian forces attacked their car.
The little girl named Sasha said she hoped they "didn't mean to hurt her" after doctors had to amputate her arm to save her life.
It comes as two Fox News journalists were tragically killed on Monday when the car they were travelling in was hit by fire on the outskirts of Kyiv.
Cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Sasha Kuvshynova, who was helping Fox crews navigate the area, died in the attack.
The attack also injured their co-worker, Benjamin Hall.
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