Rockets Slam into Civilian Vehicles in Ukraine

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Harrowing video showing the shelling of Mariupol emerged on YouTube, showing dashcam footage from part of the attack that left 30 people dead. The video shows a driver going down a back road behind a few other cars. Soon, the sounds of explosions echo outside and the driver starts to yell. Then, an orange explosion ignites a building on the side of the road, which spurs the driver to surge forward which almost puts the car in the blast radius of another explosion which consumed a car in front. Mariupol, a strategic port city on the Black Sea still controlled by Ukrainian forces, has been a symbolic bulwark against the separatist advance that if captured by the rebels would give them a land corridor to Russia-controlled Crimea. The city had been relatively quiet for months before Saturday’s attack.

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