Horror as Sky News team shot as they tried to escape Russian forces in Ukraine

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A Sky News chief correspondent has recounted his horror ordeal after his team were shot at as they tried to escape Russian forces in Ukraine.

Stuart Ramsay and his team were attacked near the capital city of Kyiv as bullets fired at their car on Monday, February 28.

It comes as dozens of journalists have travelled to Ukraine to report from the frontline since Putin launched a full-blown invasion just over a week ago.

Together, Stuart and his team managed to survive what they have been told was an attack by a saboteur Russian reconnaissance squad after initially believing they had been caught in the crossfire by "mistake".

Describing the frightening encounter, Stuart said: "And then out of nowhere a small explosion and I saw something hit the car and a tyre burst. We rolled to a stop.

"And then our world turned upside down.

"The first round cracked the windscreen. Camera operator Richie Mockler huddled into the front passenger footwell. Then we were under full attack.

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

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He added: "At this stage we thought it was a Ukrainian army checkpoint firing at us and that it was a mistake, so we started screaming we were journalists, but the rounds kept coming.

"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."

He went on to compare the moment to feeling like he had been punched and said that his armour and helmet "almost certainly" saved him.

"At the bottom, we regrouped. The five of us were alive. We couldn't believe it," he added.

"We were in shock, no doubt about it. But elated to be alive. Martin said to me, it's a miracle any of us got out, let alone all five of us."

Stuart and his team found refuge in a factory after three caretakers urged them to enter their workshop. They were later rescued by the Ukrainian police.

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