‘People flew in the air like leaves — there was such a strong explosion’
Olena Gurina from Kharkiv has been hiding from enemy shelling in the subway for twenty days.
‘The helicopter skimmed the treetops.’ Azov fighter tells of his evacuation from Mariupol.
A wounded fighter tells of his night-time evacuation from Azovstal.
‘I was afraid that I won’t be killed at once but will be maimed’ – a resident of Rubizhne
Natalia Shtepa left Rubizhne on March 26. She hid from the shelling with her neighbors in a cramped unfurnished basement. She says she slept sitting up for 17 nights.
Sterilizing Syringes With Vodka And Finding Shrapnel In The Back. What Is It Like To Be A Doctor In A Bomb Shelter?
Hanna Shevchyk, 31, used to work in a maternity hospital in Mariupol. She had to spend a month in the bomb shelter. Her war story is different from others due to medical details, and shows how you can still save lives when there’s a lack of medicines.
‘Mariupol Moses’: A Man Who Took 117 People Out Of The Besieged City On Foot
Oleksiy Symonov is a 44 y. o. charismatic host of various events, sports competitions. He says that the most important thing is communication; it often helped him to not only survive in war Mariupol, but also successfully take his entire shelter out of there.
A resident of Mariupol is telling how she found civilians killed by a sniper
On the second attempt Olena Yakhontova was able to leave Mariupol with her three children. The kindergarten in which she used to work was leveled. Chechens now live in her house and give the flats to everyone who wants them.
‘The bodies were lying in the street. Broken. Pieces. Blood...’
An architect and artist Halyna Bulgakova left everything in Kharkiv: an apartment, paintings – ready for the exhibition, half-ruined Saltivka houses, which she once designed. The artist came to Lviv only with her grandson. The interview was prepared by Lviv journalist Taras Zozulinsky.
Oksana Stomina: This is medieval cruelty, multiplied by the modern possibilities and sick, maniacal ambitions
Oksana Stomina is a Mariupol poet and public activist. Today she has to live in Truskavets. Her story is a true document of the day.
‘Mariupol will still be Ukrainian’ – wife of the military
Yulia Beley escaped with children from Mariupol. They lived in the basement, drank rainwater, buried neighbors in the yard. Julia"s husband continues to defend Ukraine from the Russian aggressor.
‘Back in the day Shoygu and I saved Neftegorsk after an earthquake and now he turns Mariupol into it’
A resident of Sumy, Yevgen Prokopenko, a former military, formerly a Russian officer. He is asking the Minister of Defence of RF, Shoygu, whom he used to know personally: "What happened to you? What are you doing?". Interview prepared by a journalist from Lviv, Taras Zozulinsky.
‘I survived 21 days with a shard in my body. I was lucky’
Anastasia Makeeva lived for a month in war-torn Mariupol. Now she is recovering from an operation in Zaporizhia, after which she plans to go to Western Ukraine with her family.
‘I washed and buried my brother riddled with shrapnel, and his bloodied and wounded mother was barely in time for the burial…’
Olena Vasylieva from Luhansk region, like most residents of the region, fell into the vortex of war twice – in 2014 and now. On March 4, her cousin died of her injuries. He was buried in a black bag, there were no coffin any more...
‘We were lying in the open air, shells were whistling overhead.’ A resident of Mariupol tells about the evacuation and the situation in the city
38 days spent in the basement to survive the blockade, search for products and cooking at a bonfireunder the sound of explosions, mass graves and building the routeto salvation. It was all reported by Nikol, a resident of Mariupol, who with her sister and nephewwas able to use a humanitarian corridorand leave the ‘hot spot.’
‘The enemy was just under our windows…’ – Anastasia from Irpin
Over thousand buildings were damaged by Russian army in the town of Irpin outside the capital city of Kyiv, according to town"s mayor. Anastasia Pochernyaeva fled Irpin in early March. She is in Germany now.
‘I saw fire arrows flying from Kherson...’
Talking to Ukrainians, we preserve the voices of witnesses for the history and future tribunal of war criminals. Read an interview with a inhabitant of Mykolayiv whose apartment was destroyed by Russian grad system.
‘... I sang in the basement to calm my daughter down’
Kyiv volunteer Antonina Dembitska interviews Ukrainians who had to flee the war to preserve the voices of witnesses for the history and future tribunal of war criminals. Read an interview with a Kharkiv woman who was forced to flee shelling and bombing with a baby in her arms and a five-year-old daughter.