HARROWING footage shows the moment a young girl was pulled from the wreckage of a building in Ukraine's home city of Kharkiv after it was reportedly struck in Russian shelling.
As the unconscious body is lifted from the rubble, desperate emergency crews frantically try to resuscitate the child.
It isn't clear whether the child survived, but later video also filmed in Kharkiv is alleged to show a female relative crying over the child's body.
Three medics treated the girl on the ground metres from the bomb site and gave her an oxygen mask.
At least six people were filmed helping to get the girl out of the rubble among desperate shouts.
They include official rescuers kitted in hard hats and vests, as well as ordinary members of the public in everyday clothes.
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Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city and 25 miles from the Russian border, was one of the first major targets.
Tyrant Vladimir Putin failed to capture it and has been relentlessly attacking the city with bombs and rockets.
Offices and flats are among the buildings obliterated.
But defiant residents said their main goal was to win the war and then "rebuild the city to make it even better".
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Hundreds of Ukrainian families are also still trapped under the ruins of a theatre blitzed by Russian bombers.
And fears are growing that the shelter could become their tomb as Russian forces continued to shell rescuers.
Many civilians cowering from constant bombardment in the basement of the building in port city Mariupol are feared to have died in the atrocity on Wednesday.
Putin’s war jets hammered the site even though the ground beside it had been clearly marked with the word “children” in Russian.
Serhiy Taruta, a Ukrainian MP originally from Mariupol, said: "No one understands. Services that are supposed to help are demolished, rescue and utility services… are physically destroyed.”
It comes as…
- Russia has fired deadly hypersonic missiles in Ukraine for the first time since the start of the conflict
- Putin held a huge military rally in Moscow, but it was mysteriously cut off during the president's speech
- Russia has lost a fifth top general in fighting near Kherson, in a further blow to Putin's forces
- Russian troops' morale is "collapsing", according to a UK military expert
- Hundreds are still feared trapped under the ruins of a theatre in Mariupol bombed by Russian forces
- Video captured the moment Ukrainian laser-guided missiles blew up Russian tanks
- An increasingly-paranoid Putin is said to fear he will be "poisoned" as he purges his staff
It comes as reports claim that the corpses of dead Russian soldiers are being secretly taken back to Russia via Belarus in special planes, trains, and buses to avoid attracting attention, sources have claimed.
Passengers at a train station in Belarus were reportedly "shocked" at the number of corpses being loaded up, while hospital staff have warned of "overflowing" morgues.
Video purports to show a convoy of Russian buses with the 'V' sign on the side for carrying corpses through the Belarusian city of Homel.
The 'V' symbol has been used to refer to Belarus on other Russian military vehicles.
A separate graphic video appears to show a railway carriage filled with bodies in Russian uniforms wrapped in plastic.
News agency Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, which shared the video, claimed many of the bodies belonged to Russian soldiers as young as 20.
The carriage was stopped in the city of Voznesensk north of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine.
Voznesensk was the scene of fierce fighting this month due to its strategic importance as a majority Russian-speaking city close to Ukraine's second-biggest nuclear power plant.
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Video filmed in Homel shows a convoy of military ambulances driving through the city in early March.
Meanwhile, employees at the region's clinical hospital claim that the bodies of more than 2,500 Russian soldiers have already been shipped back to Russia.
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