Woman escapes unscathed while on video call as missile hits building behind her

A young woman has captured her narrow escape on camera when a bomb hit a building behind her on the streets in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Russia launched 83 missiles on Ukraine on Monday morning, hitting major cities including the capital Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv.

The attack comes as Russian president Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of committing an "act of terrorism" after an explosion took place on a key bridge linking Crimea and the Russian mainland.

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A now-viral video shows a young woman making a video call just seconds before a huge explosion takes place in central Kyiv.

She is seen wearing headphones and walking outside Shevchenko University, which is located near the intersection of Volodymyrska and Shevchenko Streets.

The explosion sends shrapnel flying as she covers her head and continues walking.

The young woman is left visibly shaken after dodging the blast. But she appears to remain unharmed.

At least eight people were killed in one district in Kyiv as missile strikes targeted parks and roads used by commuters to get to work.

One missile hit Shevchenko Park, which hosted thousands of partying Liverpool fans ahead of their 2018 Champions League final.

The green spring view was transformed into a sea of red – but has now been reduced to rubble.

In a statement broadcast by state news channels, Putin threatened further missile attacks on Ukraine and added that "should attempts to carry out terrorist attacks on the territory of the Russian Federation continue, the response will be harsh and proportionate to the level of the threats".

UK Foreign Minister James Cleverly reacted to Russia's latest wave of attack and said it's "unacceptable" and "a demonstration of weakness by Putin, not strength".


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