In shaky footage of the fireballs blazing through the air, people can be heard shouting and swearing in fear before the UFOs disappear from sight.
Terrified Russians feared they were ’under attack from aliens’ as bright white fireballs shot across the sky.
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In a shaky video, filmed by an observer, people can be heard shouting and swearing in fear as the lights fly above their heads.
The footage was captured above the Russian city of Krasnodar by Alexander Sindetsky.
As he follows the UFO through the black sky, he yells: “We’re under attack!”
People around him gasp in shock while a fellow resident, identified only as Anastasia K, said: “I’m next to the Kisses Bridge in Krasnodar, and a huge fireball flew towards Turgenevsky Bridge. It slowly fell, then disappeared.”
The glowing UFO split into three as terrified onlookers shouted and swore (Image: Alexander Sindetsky / EAST2WEST))
The fireball appears to split into there as it travels across the sky.
Another resident said: “It flew fast and divided into several parts, less bright than the core.”
The most likely explanation is that the glow was a meteor exploding and burning up in the sky after entering the earth’s atmosphere.
The streaking UFO was visible in Krasnodar and the surrounding region, which lies on the Black Sea coast.
President Vladimir Putin has a summer residence in the region, Stalin-built Bocharov Ruchei in resort city Sochi.
It is not known whether he was in the region at the time.