• Four Russian soldiers were kicked out of a home in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, by a middle-aged couple
  • The two sides argued for minutes, and a Russian soldier even fired a shot in the air at one point
  • Russia continues to shell the city of Mykolaiv, which connects the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to the southern port of Odessa

A senior couple in Ukraine was caught on camera confronting a group of Russian soldiers in their yard, urging the latter to leave their property.

Three armed Russian soldiers entered the couple's home located in the village of Voznesensk in Ukraine's Mykolaiv province during an attempt to pillage houses in the area, the Daily Mail reported.

The soldiers seemingly scanned for enemies as they got past the gate and reached the compound's front garden until they were confronted by what appeared to be the residence's two middle-aged homeowners, security footage of the incident showed.

One of the homeowners shook his fist at the armed group while his wife shouted at them.

In response, a Russian soldier shot his gun in the air to scare the couple off, according to the report.

However, the duo continued to shout at the soldiers and gestured for the group to leave, the surveillance video showed.

A fourth Russian soldier later entered the home to investigate what was happening.

The Ukrainian couple and the Russian soldiers continued to argue for several minutes until the latter ended up pointing their weapons down to the ground after they seemingly conceded to the homeowners' demands.

A dog barked at the group of soldiers as they were escorted out of the residence by the Ukrainian couple, who closed the gate behind the Russians.

Mykolaiv city, the administrative center of the province it shares its name with, is currently being besieged by Russian forces, a report by France24 said.

Russia shelled the city with BM-21 "Grad" and BM-27 "Uragan" multiple rocket launcher systems Wednesday evening, as per the Ukrainian state-owned National News Agency of Ukraine.

"At the moment, Mykolaiv is being shelled from the direction of Kropyvnytskyi... [The Russians] are either testing our checkpoints or preparing to attack," Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych said in a statement posted on Facebook.

Around 160 Ukrainian soldiers have been admitted to a local hospital in Mykolaiv since Russian forces targeted the strategic city, which connects Ukraine's capital of Kyiv to the southern port of Odesa.

However, most of the wounded and killed in Mykolaiv were reportedly civilians.

An estimated 516 civilians in Ukraine have died while 908 have been injured between Russia's Feb. 24 invasion and Wednesday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a statement.

The actual figures are "considerably higher" as the receipt of information from some locations has been delayed, and many reports are still pending verification.

"Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multi-launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes," the OHCHR noted.

Despite Russia insisting that its military was not deliberately targeting civilians in its invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces have reportedly attacked densely populated areas and even children's hospitals.

Mykolaiv and the surrounding region have been the scene of intense clashes and bombardment in recent days
Mykolaiv and the surrounding region have been the scene of intense clashes and bombardment in recent days AFP / BULENT KILIC