In Ukraine, those who want to leave do not know where to go. And those who want to fight do not know where to start. The war has been a pain on the eastern side of the country for eight years, suggesting for some peace agreements. Now suddenly the war is everywhere, focused on so many Ukrainian military objectives that any civilian can be splashed. Many citizens approached yesterday to the subway, to take refuge before an air strike.
In Kiev, it is not good or bad. The good thing that goes to one is measured by the distance of danger.
- How are you, Olga?
Conversations are brief and with a content that would have been unaudito two months ago. People share the most convenient anti-read shelters in whatsapp groups. The car addicts that lived with their backs to the subway have rediscovered the map of the suburban: each season can be a hiding place. It still is hard to imagine a bomb falling in front of your favorite restaurant, but in the morning the air attack sirens frozen the blood in Kiev.
The shops and cafes of Jreschatik Street are closed, cash missing in the ATMs and getting food in the center is complicated. The workers have disappeared in some hotels. Customers have taken possession of a land conquered at risk of destruction.
It was never so sad to park. Simply hundreds of people around you have gone, with the favnest halo that it leaves. Or they have better calibrated the danger than you or can simply afford it. From Kharkov Alexander witnessed a silent flight at first, unhanged in the last hours. A flight of classes. "Wednesday I noticed that there were many good, nor parked or circulating cars, those who have businesses or savings did not go to work, fled to the west." A day after, Alexander was one of the flee, right after watching black clouds over the sky of Kharkov.
-What are you, Alexander?
-Heching from Kharkov.
Flee is an option, even if you do not have where. "It's over, I'm going to put my family in the car and we're leaving, for the moment west, to the center of the country, then we'll see," he commented on this newspaper Alexander, a neighbor of all the life of Kharkov. The border of this region, before a key point of export, was closed. "Nearby there you hear a lot of artillery, it is very dangerous, they have bombed, they are practically here, Putin has gone crazy," he hit himself as his family closed one on his suitcases.
The neighbors share lugoures news. "They have attacked a zoo in Kharkov and have killed the animals, it seems that they were also a threat to Putin".
"They have told me that there are soldiers in the Russian army who have not wanted to fight, I do not know if it is true but it is normal, we are brothers, it is as if in Spain you put you to fight against Portugal by order of your president," Yura said.
In Kiev those who stayed were fortified as best as possible: "We are safe at home, we have come out for food and we have located a refuge nearby," Nikita summarized: "The people here are afraid".
On the roads were long jams of people who sought to escape from Russian advance. "People want to go to the west, to cities where there are no airports or military facilities," said Olga, an official, in statements to EFE. Even the border with Moldova have reached 2,000 Ukrainian refugees.
On the street, people ran with suitcases while others made queas in the ATMs or in the gas stations. With the passage of hours, the armored ones took over the landscape, while the daily life went down the drain.Date Of Update: 24 February 2022, 20:03