Ukrainian Firefighters Battle Flames And Rescue Citizens After Russia Bombs Residential Building

This footage shows Ukrainian first responders tackling a huge building blaze and rescuing citizens after Russian forces shelled a residential building in Kyiv during the night.

The grim scenes were shared on social media by the State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine this morning (14th March).

The Ukrainian authorities said the building in the district of Obolonskyi in north-western Kyiv was bombed overnight and that two dead bodies were found under the rubble.

Firefighters battled with the fires and helped people from the destroyed buildings by the shelling of the Russian Army in Obolon in Kyiv in Ukraine. (@MNS.GOV.UA/Newsflash)

The SES said: “Video of the aftermath of the enemy shelling of a residential building in Kyiv’s Obolonskyi District.”

Firefighters managed to extinguish the flames and provided assistance to citizens trapped in their apartments or in need of medical care.

The SES reported the building blaze at 5.09am and said that three people have been hospitalised.

Firefighters battled with the fires and helped people from the destroyed buildings by the shelling of the Russian Army in Obolon in Kyiv in Ukraine. (@MNS.GOV.UA/Newsflash)

Another nine residents required medical assistance at the scene and 63 people were evacuated from the area.

The SES said the search for more victims is ongoing.

The footage shows firefighters battling the blaze during the night and into this morning, as well as rescuing several residents and their pets.

Firefighters battled with the fires and helped people from the destroyed buildings by the shelling of the Russian Army in Obolon in Kyiv in Ukraine. (@MNS.GOV.UA/Newsflash)

On 24th February, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and denazify” Ukraine minutes before missiles rained on the sovereign European country.

Meanwhile, a 40-mile-long Russian military convoy is currently closing in on the Ukrainian capital Kiev after remaining stalled outside the city for multiple days.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his negotiators are trying to organise a meeting with Putin as ceasefire talks are set to continue this week.

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