Chernigiv, a major city along the northern route between Russia and Belarus to Kyiv, is a key point. It has been under siege since June and bombarded by Russian troops. Katya arrived at a conclusion during the desperate search for calm. The end is not so terrible. However, she will quickly die if a shell strikes her.
A young dentist ChernigivKatya NakonechnaHe stayed 25 days in the city under siege. He was unable to leave his family, his uncles, grandparents, parents and grandmothers, for a long time. When he felt he could help his family better from abroad, he decided to travel alone. A key bridge connecting the two families was destroyed by Russian bombs a few days later. ChernigivKyiv. The last route to evacuation and humanitarian aid delivery has been blocked.
Katya speaks the correct Ukrainian languageAlthough he speaks Russian, he is a member of his extended family. Around 12% are ethnic Russians and Belarusians. This includes former Russian military families. Many people did not imagine that Russia would bomb the city.
He claims that the first days were the most challenging. His heart was racing and he needed to eat to continue his journey. Katya tallied 80 explosions as they fled one of the attacks. She believed that the bombardment would continue for forever. It was quite the opposite. An hour and a quarter of shelling went by in a matter of minutes. A neighboring house was hit by the shells, killing several neighbors. One blast wave shattering some windows caused damage in Katya’s residential block.
But, people have to wait for hours just to get food. These efforts can be costly. Katya’s mother was once rewarded for her patience by six tea bags. Death or injury could be the price. Numerous queues have been struck by Russian bombs and mines. The Russian troops are now partially out of Russia, but they still have a lot to do.
The lines for electricity generators are longer than those for bread. Volunteer Olena, who helped bring essential supplies to the city’s streets, said that Chernigiv residents waited in line to charge their phones to be able to communicate with their families. For weeks, there has been no communication with certain people. Others are overwhelmed by requests to verify if the person is still alive. Olena’s father was hurt during.15 people were killed in a bombing at a bread line.. Natalia, another volunteer who helped to find him, was also involved. Natalia updates her Facebook page with city news.
Natalia says that the situation isn’t so dire yet. She replenishes the “strategic reserve” in the toilet when running water does not appear for more than an half hour. She claims that a 10 liter bucket will suffice to wash her and some other things. Eco-minded, she uses her resources sparingly.
The constant bombardment of civilians is the worst. The constant bombardment has caused some neighborhoods to be razed and the whole city is now in ruins. Russian bombs have already claimed the lives of around 400 people, including children, in the areas surrounding the university, stadium, markets, schools, and many residential buildings.
One of the victims was a child. Dmytryk, 10, is the son of Maxim, a local ultramarathon runner.The family lived in an apartment on the upper floors. Because they believed it was safer, the family went down to the lobby when the fatal shelling began. The projectile exploded just a few meters away from the building, and the shockwave destroyed the metal door. Yevgeniya Dmytryk, his mother, were both seriously hurt. Nearby residents were reluctant to go to their aid, as they were afraid of being harmed. Only later was the injured taken to a shelter and an ambulance picked them all up. A week later, Dmitry died. Yevheniya may lose her leg as she must be evacuated from the city to receive the required treatment.
Vladyslav Savenok, a local journalist, has decided to stay in the city despite the danger. He also shows an older man who claims that His wife is blind and doesn’t leave the house. For several weeks, she has been unable receive a pension. Notary authorization is required. She can’t find a notary in her city because it has been abandoned more than half its 285,000 residents.
Katya is able to talk to her family every day because she has a phone line. These questions are often the same: Where is it bombing? Is it safe? Katya says that it’s sometimes the locals who need to reassure her, and not the other direction. Her friend assures her that everything will be fine soon.