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At least four explosions have rocked the Ukrainian capital Kyiv with reports of two large explosions in the city center, followed by two further attacks near a metro station.
Terrifying footage, unverified, appears to show massive outbursts early Thursday with reports of a ‘white flash’ streaking across the sky.
In a video shared online, a CBS reporter can be seen crouching for cover as deafening explosions erupt behind him.
Air raid sirens also sounded in the city besieged by Russian troops with the night sky lit up by fireballs.
Thousands of people have fled the city over the past week while others have taken shelter in underground supermarkets.
The United Nations refugee agency says 1 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion, in the fastest exodus of refugees this century.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said a Russian missile was shot down with debris scattered near Kyiv railway station.
The missile is believed to have been aimed at a government building.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky released a video on Thursday morning, urging people to keep fighting.
“Every occupant should know that they will receive fierce resistance from the Ukrainians,” he said.
“We are a nation that disrupted the enemy’s plans for a week but we stopped them.”
At the same time, Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, was heavily shelled on Wednesday.
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