After watching the video a few times and looking frame by frame, you can see that the shells explode a few feet above the ground. Then smoke can be seen forming in these areas. These mortar rounds were more than likely smoke rounds and being used by the Russian forces to obscure the view at the crossroads so that they could further advance their ground forces. This would explain why there is very little, if any shrapnel being thrown toward the car.

 

If they were HE rounds then you would definitely see shrapnel as those are made to kill. Smoke rounds and IR Illumination rounds are meant to be used around your own infantry so they are specifically designed to not throw shrapnel everywhere like an HE round will.

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