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Horrifying video purportedly shows Russian tank blowing up car, killing two elderly Ukrainians

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A video being widely circulated on the internet this week shows a supposed Russian tank obliterating a civilian car in Ukraine, reportedly killing an elderly couple inside.

The video was reportedly shared on Telegram by Ukrainian news agency Yhiah on Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail. However, watermarks splashed across the video indicate it was originally posted by an individual or organization running an account called "Kyiv Operative."

It shows the tank opening fire on the car just moments after the vehicle comes to an abrupt stop in the middle of an empty street. In the aftermath of the blast, the car appears to be severely damaged with the doors caved in and the body destroyed in several places.

The video was also shared online by a Twitter account called "Armed Forces" Ukraine, which has been compiling and posting relevant content since the start of the war.

(Warning: the following video contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some viewers.)

Multiple reports online claimed the blast killed two elderly Ukrainians, though details about the incident could not be independently verified.

This latest alleged incident comes as a growing number of reports continue to surface showing Russian atrocities in Ukraine as forces carry out violence against civilians attempting to flee battle zones.

Early on in the conflict, photos and videos shared online indicated that the Russian forces were assaulting airports, hospitals, apartment buildings, and other civilian population centers in their advance on the capital, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that only military installations would be targeted.

The civilian targeting soon became even more direct. One Russian tank was captured on video chasing down and flattening a civilian car. Then, missile strikes began raining down on Ukrainian civilians near Kyiv as they sought safety by fleeing battle over a damaged bridge. A mother and her two children were killed in the attacks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to hunt down "every bastard" who has attacked his people in response to the "deliberate murder."

"We will punish everyone who committed atrocities in this war. On our land. We will find every bastard. Which shot at our cities, our people. Which bombed our land. Which launched rockets. Which gave the order and pressed 'start,'" Zelenskyy said in a televised address, adding, "There will be no quiet place on this Earth for you, except for the grave."

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