Watch this NBC drone stand-up showing the extent of the destruction in kyiv apartments
NBC News correspondent Richard Engel and his team of videographers on the ground in Ukraine used a drone to capture a dramatic stand-up – which involved him standing on the top floor of a heavily damaged building.
The segment aired on March 18, 2022 during “NBC Nightly News” and featured additional drone footage of the apartment building in Kyiv that was reportedly hit by Russian fire when there was no sign of it. to be a military installation. As Engel’s report points out, the complex appeared to contain only houses, a daycare center and a grocery store.
For his stand-up, Engel is first seen standing in what appears to be the remains of a room. As the view recedes, viewers see that the outer wall has been peeled off, apparently by the strike, making the building look a bit like a doll’s house with Engel on the top floor.
Damaged furniture and personal effects are strewn around him as the drone continues to fly backwards, revealing that he is actually standing on what appears to be the building’s fifth floor.
Most of the building’s entire facade is missing, completing the dollhouse look and giving viewers an idea of the extent of the damage.