UKRAINE: Terrifying moment Sky News team are SHOT and injured by Russian ‘assassination squad’ as their car is targeted [WATCH VIDEO]

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UKRAINE: Terrifying moment Sky News team are SHOT and injured by Russian 'assassination squad' as their car is targeted [WATCH VIDEO]
Chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay, pictured, was hit by a bullet in the lower back while in a car carrying his crew towards Kyiv on Monday

The danger journalists face covering the war in Ukraine was shockingly illustrated last night as Sky News released harrowing footage of their team coming under fire.

Chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay was hit by a bullet in the lower back while in a car carrying his crew towards Kyiv on Monday.

Two rounds also hit camera operator Richie Mockler in his body armour during the ambush.

Shocking footage shows bullets raining down on the car and the team screaming as windscreen’s glass smashes around them.

Rounds of fire continue barreling into the vehicle as the group shouts out: ‘Stop we’re just journalists!’ to no avail.

It is thought the attack was carried out by a saboteur Russian reconnaissance squad.

After a tense standoff, the team miraculously ran for their lives using a concrete wall for cover before finding shelter in a factory unit.

They were later rescued by Ukrainian police.

Ramsay, recalling the terrifying attack for Sky News, detailed the moment the eerie quiet was pierced by the sound of a small explosion that rocked the car.

‘Bullets cascaded through the whole of the car, tracers, bullet flashes, windscreen glass, plastic seats, the steering wheel, and dashboard had disintegrated,’ he wrote.

‘I do recall wondering if my death was going to be painful. And then I was hit in the lower back. “I’ve been hit” I shouted.

‘But what amazed me was that it didn’t hurt that bad. It was more like being punched, really.’

The whole crew, including Sky News’ Dominique van Heerden and Martin Vowles, are now safe and back in the UK.

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UKRAINE: Terrifying moment Sky News team are SHOT and injured by Russian 'assassination squad' as their car is targeted [WATCH VIDEO]
Footage shows bullets striking the car and the team screaming as glass smashes around them. Pictured: Producer Dominique Van Heerden runs for cover

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