'Grandma, our house is on fire': Ukraine reels from Moscow’s wave of airstrikes

Emergency workers remove debris of a house destroyed following a Russian missile strike in Kyiv.
Emergency workers remove debris of a house destroyed following a Russian missile strike in Kyiv. Copyright AP Photo
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By Euronews with AFP
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A grandmother in Ukraine recounts the harrowing phone call she received from her granddaughter after her house was struck by a Russian missile.

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On Thursday, Tetiana Denysenko rushed to Kyiv's southern Bortnychi neighbourhood after receiving a distressing call from her granddaughter.

"She said, 'Grandma, our house is on fire. We've been hit. My mother [Denysenko's daughter] was thrown to the ground. She's lying unconscious,' " Denysenk recalled.

"That's all I could hear."

When the 62-year-old arrived, her daughter was heading to emergency surgery.

"Thank God the children are alive," Denysenko said. "Thank God my granddaughter only had an injured leg."

Denysenko and her family were just a handful of the countless people across Ukraine who are still reeling from Moscow’s recent attack against the country. 

The wave of airstrikes was the worst the country has seen in weeks. And just under half of Kyiv is still without power.

Watch Euronews’ report in the video player above to learn more.

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