Ukrainian civilians launch Molotov cocktail on Russian forces in drive-by attack

A dramatic video emerged online showing brave Ukrainians launching Molotov cocktail to a Russian armoured vehicle in a surprise drive-by attack.

It comes after the country's defence ministry encouraged residents to make petrol bombs to "neutralise the occupier".

The clip, which has been widely shared on social media, sees at least two civilians hurling the homemade explosives at the moving Russian troops.

Flames quickly erupt as the improvised weapons hit on the rear and the side of the vehicle.

The driver speeds off and takes the group to safety.

Civilians in Kyiv spent their weekend at parks making petrol bombs as they braced for further advances by Russian forces.

They followed a how-to picture guide poster released by the ministry and learned which parts of different military vehicles should be targeted in such attacks.

The bombs are packed with grated plastic and filled with petrol and are like hurling napalm as they stick and burn, destroying tyres, while occupants can choke.

Ukrainian officials confirmed yesterday (Tuesday, March 1) that at least 70 soldiers were killed in a Russian artillery strike.

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Emergency workers were sent to sift through rubble trying to find survivors at Okhtyrka military base.

New satellite images show a 40-mile convoy of Russian vehicles closing in on Kyiv as they prepared for the sixth day of invasion.

The army group is believed to be around 15 miles (24 km) from the capital city.

Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a speech on Monday that they remained determined to hold the capital.

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He said: "For the enemy, Kyiv is the key target.

"We did not let them break the defence of the capital, and they send saboteurs to us… We will neutralise them all."

In Ukraine's second-largest city Kharkiv, residential areas were under attack by Russian forces and latest pictures showed a huge fireball after a missile apparently hit a government building in the city's Freedom Square.

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