Drone Captures Intense, Unsettling Footage of Kiev Aflame

The violence in Ukraine may be coming to an end soon, with President Viktor Yanukovych reportedly fleeing the country. Protestors have taken the city of Kiev for now and protestors have flocked into the empty presidential compound. But during the height of chaos this week, one news outlet managed to capture stunning footage of Kiev from above with the help of a drone.

The drone, utilized by the German news agency Ruptly, captured some pretty unsettling footage showing parts of the city up in flames after days and days of protests. Thursday was the bloodiest day of the conflict thus far, with dozens killed and hundreds more injured as protestors faced off with Ukraine police forces.

Watch the video below, via Ruptly:

There was also a point when police noticed the drone hovering and aimed a green laser straight at it. You can watch that video here:

[h/t TV Newser]

[photo via screengrab]

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