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Is there in Donetsk

Is there in Donetsk

The story of everyday life in the capital of Donbass. Without mentioning how many shelling was last night, and how much this morning.
Everyone has heard that there seems to be a humanitarian catastrophe in Donetsk. There is nothing and no water. It is not true. Water supply, which stopped literally at one o'clock throughout the city, was absent for more than three days, has been restored. A group of technicians under the threat of deadly fragmentation fire, restored communications. The queues at the kiosk for the sale of water "on tap" disappeared.

As for the stable operation of communications, I’m talking about the main high-rise part of the city. Areas on the outskirts remain in a very uneven position. That in one light will disappear, then gas. Somewhere there is neither one nor the other for several days. Worse is the case in satellite towns, regional settlements. Communication with Miner, Gorlovka, Ilovaisk, Yasinovataya violated. Obviously, food products and, moreover, fuel, are no longer regularly delivered there. It is they who, after Lugansk region, need humanitarian assistance most of all.

Let's go back to Donetsk. Water, a full range of food products did not disappear from store shelves. Another question is that there are few open trading floors. But this is a simple commercial logic: you do not need a lot of shops, when there are only about a third left in the city. And the money from the remaining Donetsk residents is a bit: pensions, salaries of hundreds of thousands of people in the Donbass are not already paid for 2 − 3 a month. Therefore, dairy products, sausages, and alcohol on the shelves are increasingly untouched.

In the local market are occupied no more than a quarter of trading places. Traders call almost all the fruits of the Crimean, but do not recognize how the product reaches them. Prices are kept normal:
- There are no buyers, so why should we speculate?

There are unusual paradoxes. For example, two coffee houses opened in the center, a snack bar, which closed more than a month ago due to an “unfavorable situation”. Here, obviously, the point is this. The inhabitants of course are leaving, but those who remain, including the young, are really tired of the war. And they want to surround themselves, albeit an illusory, but peaceful reality. So they return to the places that used to visit "before the war." However, all this is really few peaceful. In institutions of these you will not meet more than ten civilians at the same time.

Two sensations accompany in this city. In addition to anxiety due to the frequent sounds of firing, the roar of shells: near and far, there is a feeling of confusion, loneliness. The empty streets of the metropolis look ridiculous, unnatural.

And the saddest person I met in Donetsk was a man who titled this article with his portrait. I did not ask his name. He, shocked, shocked, could not speak.

For many years he worked in a restoration workshop at the museum of local lore. And so, he came in the morning, having received from colleagues a message about shells entering the building. Entering his office, he found only dust and ruins. He did not even attempt to unearth the restoring for so long and with love historical objects (among them, by the way, and artifacts of the Great Patriotic War). While his colleagues in the museum took out from the heaps of concrete either the helmet of the Soviet soldier, already sewn with new fragments, or the fragments of ancient dishes, he simply stood, almost motionless, not recognizing anything around.

So, whether there is in Donetsk is not the most important and not the most tragic question.

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  1. Момент
    Момент 26 August 2014 07: 41
    Freedom is given with blood - and this is in the 21st century.
    Victory and only victory.
    Subhuman must be punished.
    1. DVxa
      DVxa 26 August 2014 07: 46
      Freedom is given with blood

      In this case, freedom is won ..

      Well, the destruction of museums is barbarism.
      Like in ancient times:
      Burn all manuscripts and tear out languages ​​for historians. It's like tearing a piece of life out of your memory.
    2. GRAMARI111
      GRAMARI111 26 August 2014 09: 45
      bastards ... I hate PARAShenko and other scum ... burn them in hell with a blue flame, and even better - burn during life
  2. VICTOR-61
    VICTOR-61 26 August 2014 07: 43
    Hold on brothers victory is close the enemy is in a panic tsievskaya junta is running or the bastards will soon be fried in the boiler
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 26 August 2014 07: 44
    God grant that everything should be in people: both in Donetsk and in Lugansk!
  4. Lyton
    Lyton 26 August 2014 07: 44
    A sad story.
  5. andrei332809
    andrei332809 26 August 2014 07: 45
    I hope that dill will have to answer for their actions in this world. first human court, and then divine
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 26 August 2014 07: 46
    Dill bastard! Why are they fucking the city? After all, it was clear from the very beginning that they would not storm, they all would fall without a trace there. I would judge those who gave orders to open fire in the cities, separately. These are not officers, some kind.
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 26 August 2014 07: 55
      Duc priest is not iron. To assert and shout at all angles about the victory and glory of Ukraine is one thing, but to climb under the bullets of those who defend their land is another. So sit in the distance and shoot at the cities. It's so safe. And you don't look into the eyes of the one you came to "pacify". And since ukroSMI on the territory of Khokhlostan there is no alternative, then you become a priori a hero. That's the whole truth.
  7. maratenok
    maratenok 26 August 2014 07: 48
    we can say that the person in the photo it was a work of life
  8. Enot-poloskun
    Enot-poloskun 26 August 2014 07: 51
    The main thing is that the city is alive!

    Donetsk and Lugansk remind me of Leningrad during the blockade.

    Reminiscent of the fortitude of the inhabitants of the city.
    1. Barakuda
      Barakuda 26 August 2014 08: 01
      Well, this is the tactics of the Nazis. They can’t take weapons by force - starve and bomb the population.
  9. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 26 August 2014 07: 52
    When the militia smashed all the Nazis and fascists in the cauldrons, then only this will end!
  10. Barakuda
    Barakuda 26 August 2014 07: 54
    To take away a person’s favorite work - to shorten life, I won’t even hint how much.
  11. andj61
    andj61 26 August 2014 07: 55
    So I want to repeat the phrase from the old Soviet film:
    "Gentlemen! Gentlemen! You are beasts, gentlemen!"
  12. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 26 August 2014 07: 57
    Everyday life of the front-line city, no matter what life goes on, people need to live on the evil dill reptiles and fight the fascist rabble.
  13. Owl27
    Owl27 26 August 2014 07: 58
    It is hard to imagine what else people will have to face, how many problems and tasks lie ahead. May God grant them fortresses of spirit and strength !!!!!!
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 26 August 2014 08: 05
      Quote: Owl27
      May God grant them fortresses of spirit and strength !!!!!!

      Edification for oneself
      Do not wait for the order!
      Don't sit
      Recalling peace!
      Forward! Through the winds and rains
      And the blizzards wolf howl!
      Leave comfort and coziness -
      While you are young - go!
      When they sing the waste
      Have time to relax!
      Be honest, dare, don’t notice
      Taunts and interference.
      And you will be older - answer
      Not for yourself - for everyone!
      The one who had no mistakes
      - In idleness
      - He did not dare the burden of life
      Try on your shoulders!
      Whatever your destiny
      - Good or bad,
      All remember:
      measure of your affairs
      Only God will appreciate!

      The commandant of Slavyansk Igor Strelkov 31.05.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX
    2. Barakuda
      Barakuda 26 August 2014 08: 09
      God then he will give fortresses of spirit. Who else would throw ATGMs? From Russia a little trickle. But there is.
  14. Wolka
    Wolka 26 August 2014 08: 07
    the situation is changing, it is necessary to establish an economy and world order in the conquered territories, now the main thing is that the republican leadership of the DPR and the LPR do not quarrel among themselves in the struggle for potpions
  15. parusnik
    parusnik 26 August 2014 08: 08
    It’s hard to comment on this ...
    1. Barakuda
      Barakuda 26 August 2014 08: 16
      It is necessary not to comment, but to participate, if possible. Yesterday, let's say on a "business trip" was, today I write comments, and even with mistakes, too lazy to eliminate. And tomorrow again on a "business trip".
      1. Drednout
        Drednout 26 August 2014 08: 43
        Quote: Barracuda
        And tomorrow again on a "business trip".

        Good luck Valera. Take care of yourself there, I'm sorry here that I can’t join, but we support financially as much as possible.
  16. jPilot
    jPilot 26 August 2014 08: 17
    What the fuck is "one" after all. One thing is clear in its previous form, Ukraine will definitely not exist.
  17. Zomanus
    Zomanus 26 August 2014 08: 22
    But what is interesting to me. What did those who rushed to evacuate from Donbass into the depths of the independent think and guide? They do not understand that all the bitterness of defeat will be poured out on them? And Donetsk and Lugansk will be rebuilt for a long time. And winter still chibanet over them.
  18. Avdey69
    Avdey69 26 August 2014 10: 02
    The second humanitarian column should go to Donetsk, so that people feel that they are not alone. That millions of Russians live the last months near them. Hard article.
  19. special
    special 26 August 2014 10: 33
    A second column will pass, pass! Despite the screeching, screaming, drooling and shelling! Will pass! Because it is necessary and people are waiting for her ... soldier
  20. Cristall
    Cristall 26 August 2014 12: 01
    For all Odessa citizens, refugees from Donbass are the same as we are. Nobody humiliates them - because people have sorrow. Almost everyone I know has lost everything and their relatives (went out for bread and covered with a splinter ...)
    As far as I know, even refugees from Crimea did not meet humiliation in the Western Ukrainian regions, although they are "profitable for the media"