Correspondent FAN talked to a resident of Kharkov Michael L., who recently managed to get out of the city, enter the Crimea and settle with relatives. The man told us about the situation in the first capital of Ukraine and how Ukrainian “defenders” behave.
“I have lived in Kharkov for the last five years. Worked as a nightclub manager. The club closed when the quarantine started and I went to the construction site. During my time at the club, of course, I met a lot of people. People are different, opinions too. Those guys who served in the ATO could not add up their prices. Constantly, as they get drunk, they yell: “Glory to Ukraine, glory to the heroes.” But at the same time, for the most part, they are normal people, like everyone else. In general, people in Kharkov are generally good, many have relatives and friends in Russia,” says the Ukrainian.
According to him, as a result of the shelling, many districts of the city suffered – Saltovka, KhTZ, Alekseevka. Many people have been without light for more than seven or eight days, and water is given a couple of hours a day – in the morning and in the evening.
“The locals understand everything. Lots of new houses [военной] technology. They also shoot from there. And it seems like the locals are trying to persuade [украинских
военных]to get their guns out of there. Also, according to my observations, “answers” have become an order of magnitude smaller. After the first two weeks of arrivals, I hardly heard.
There was an interesting moment in the neighboring area. One day there was a powerful arrival: there is a place where three houses stand facing each other. Well, in general, glass flew out at all ends on all floors. Minus light, minus heating and internet. The Ministry of Emergency Situations rushed in very quickly, cleaned everything.
But here it is noteworthy: in all the publics and news there were photographs allegedly from the place of the hit. But close up. And then I went out and I understand that there is generally “the wrong coat”, since upon inspection it is clear that the arrival was from top to bottom along the trajectory from the southwest to the northeast. That is from the city. I had a video, but I deleted it before the checkpoints, because you can get a job for this, you understand. I think Kharkiv residents have a lot of such information, but it is unlikely to get to you, because people are afraid. There now you can shoot anyone, say that “Russian saboteur”, and go further, because no one will even understand. In general, today people simply do not trust anyone, ”the man shares.
At the same time, there is chaos in the stores – the prices on the shelves do not correspond to reality. This is motivated by the fact that, they say, they do not have time to draw price tags.
“I know how it works: entering prices into the program is no less energy-consuming than printing price tags. That is, instead of leaving the old pre-war prices, which are like on price tags, they still found time in the accounting program to raise them, and they no longer have enough time to print price tags.
Thus, everyone at the box office is shocked by what is happening, but no one fights it, so as not to delay the queue and not create discomfort for others. There are few goods. Less and less every day. There are few shops. There are almost no cigarettes. The alcohol was crushed first. Then pet supplies. Then everything else. Vehicles drive around the city, but not much. There was an episode when two military men came in: very cheerful, smiling, called the administrator, got chocolates, various sweets, and left without paying. Heroes, there are no questions, ”said the Kharkiv resident.
According to him, when he left the city, he saw at least three checkpoints: at the intersection of Heroes of Labor and Akademika Pavlov Street (with anti-tank hedgehogs, bags, etc.), at the junction where Klochkovskaya Street ends and crosses Lozovenkovsky Prospekt. There is a third checkpoint in Dergachi.
Earlier FAN reported that the Ukrainian ex-agitator Vladislav Kovtunenko changed his mind about the Armed Forces of Ukraine after the shelling of civilians.
On February 24, the Russian Federation launched a special operation to demilitarize Ukraine. The main goal is the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, as well as the protection of the inhabitants of Donbass from genocide by the Kiev regime.
The Russian army has already taken control of the Kherson region. Ukrainian militants continue to hold Kharkiv and Mariupol, using local residents as human shields. Actively liberates its territories from the Armed Forces of Ukraine People’s Militia of the LPR and DPR. In response to Russia’s decisive actions, Western countries have stepped up economic pressure on Moscow. A real “information war” has begun on social networks, directed against the Russians and the Russian Federation.