Military Review

Donbass Chronicles-4. Clean whistling shells

We simply do not notice much in our life, we take it for granted. We are used to cleaned yards, exported debris, water in the faucet and light in our homes. The work of public utilities is often invisible in peacetime. However, against the background of the war, everything changes dramatically. War is associated with disruption, dirt, debris. It really is. And only on the harmonious and precise work of the housing and utilities staff depends on how quickly the traces of the war will be removed from the streets of the city.

The war did not stop the work of public utilities in Donetsk. Locksmiths, janitors, plumbers, plumbers, and other workers in the housing and utilities sector went to work and worked under incessant shelling, to the sound of cannonade and projectiles exploding nearby. “It’s scary, not scary, but we have to work,” the janitor tells us.

Salary in the housing sector is low, however, as it was before the war. However, pay it on time, without delay. It is formed from the receipts from the payment of citizens for apartments and housing and communal services. To date, about 85 percent of tenants returned to their apartments and promptly pay utility bills.

Unfortunately, the war has not bypassed utilities. Some of these courageous people died. So, Vladimir Skorykh, cleaning the courtyard on the street Rosa Luxemburg (located in the very center of Donetsk) became the victim of a projectile that exploded nearby. He escaped from the Ukrainian punishers from Slavyansk, but died in Donetsk, which had given him shelter.

In the Kuybyshevsky district of the city, a shell flew into the cabins of locksmiths. Fortunately, people remained alive, but were seriously injured. Many public utilities have broken houses and damaged apartments. War spares no one.

Guests of the city are amazed at the amazing cleanliness reigning on the streets of Donetsk. Kyiv residents, Lviv residents who have been in the city, say that in peacetime their cities are not as clean and well-groomed as in Donetsk during the war. Up to the onset of winter, washing machines drove through the streets every morning and evening, the flowerbeds in the parks were decorated with flower arrangements, which were always watered. And this concerns not only the city center. In areas located on the front line, the picture is not much different from the center. The city is perfectly clean.

Of course, there are complaints about the unfair work of individual mechanics or janitors, but when they were not? In general, people positively evaluate the work of our public utilities and are proud of the work of services. “When people say words of gratitude, this joy is generally indescribable,” says the janitor Oksana.

Now the city is actively preparing for the New Year holidays: shop windows and houses are decorated, garlands are hung, and the main tree of the Republic is installed on Lenin Square (the central square of the city).

War is not a reason to grow mud.

Photos used:
group "KSK", Donetsk, DNR.
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  1. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 17 December 2015 06: 29
    People remain Humans !!!!! and it deserves great respect !!!! I want to compare with the rest of Ukraine ........... with the mess there on the streets. And without shelling - a mess.
    1. avt
      avt 17 December 2015 10: 31
      Quote: Volga Cossack
      People remain Humans !!!!! and it deserves great respect !!!!

      request You know - no exclamation marks are enough to convey admiration for the LABOR EXPLOITION of people under shelling restoring the livelihoods of their population good This people, with such strength of mind and the will to live a normal life, can’t be defeated !!!
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 17 December 2015 06: 48
    The city is perfectly clean.

    My respect and respect to these ordinary workers ... I really hope that the situation will be turned for the better by the efforts of RUSSIA.
    1. Baloo
      Baloo 17 December 2015 19: 56
      I join, pleasantly surprised. In our Russian peaceful cities, not everything is so clean and tidy. Respect, I take off my hat to these people, they are not victorious. hi drinks love good hi
  3. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 17 December 2015 07: 32
    Yes, such people cannot be defeated. As a symphony was played in besieged Leningrad during the shelling of the city by the Nazis, so in Donetsk live people who are strong in spirit. That's right - war is not a reason to live in mud and ruin. Huge respect for people doing their job risking their lives and not being drawn at the same time.
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 17 December 2015 07: 39
    Cleanliness, order in the city .. cleanliness, order in the heads of people .. Housing and communal services workers have their own front .. Low bow to them ..
  5. hohryakov066
    hohryakov066 17 December 2015 07: 54
    They also fight on their front. Their work is very important for all citizens. May God grant them peace.
  6. Zomanus
    Zomanus 17 December 2015 07: 58
    The scope and respect for housing and communal services workers.
    And this ... I understand correctly that in December in Donetsk there is green grass on the slopes?
    Something me from the difference in climate right ... envy gnawing.))
    1. elenagromova
      elenagromova 18 December 2015 05: 19
      Now it is not so, but quite recently the green was still
  7. EvgNik
    EvgNik 17 December 2015 08: 00
    This article, with photos, should be duplicated and sent to all mayors of cities not only in Ukraine, but also in Russia. Maybe someone’s conscience would wake up.
    1. Klos
      Klos 17 December 2015 18: 37
      Do they have a conscience? wink
  8. BNM
    BNM 17 December 2015 08: 09
    Quote: Zomanus
    The scope and respect for housing and communal services workers.
    And this ... I understand correctly that in December in Donetsk there is green grass on the slopes?
    Something me from the difference in climate right ... envy gnawing.))

    snow from Ryazan is only 3 days old and the grass was also smile
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  10. German Titov
    German Titov 17 December 2015 09: 33
    Thank you so much! The author for the article. Sometimes you sleep, under the window equipment goes. "You're jumping up" - thought the tanks. The non-city is being removed. THANKS to the workers of Donetsk municipal services.
  11. SIMM
    SIMM 17 December 2015 10: 39
    What do you say - well done!
    Persistence to you and fast peace.
  12. Herbalist
    Herbalist 17 December 2015 11: 26
    A bit in the subject. For a year and a half of the war, about 40 power engineers died in the Donetsk region. The first ones were still in Slavyansk, when the Ukrainians from Karachun fired at the power substations of the water intake. Then, there were already Donetsk and Gorlovka. By the way, they also perish on the "that" side (Mariupol, Marinka, Konstantinovka). Now, mostly mines. And during active hostilities, there were cases when snipers, purely for the sake of entertainment, shot at people on the tower who were restoring power lines. But, even in the most difficult moments, power facilities in the Donetsk region were rebuilt at the earliest opportunity, right under shelling. Despite the misunderstanding and often, with the opposition of the authorities, from both sides of the front line.
    1. German Titov
      German Titov 17 December 2015 13: 21
      On Petrovka "for fun", in September a sniper "shot a woman in the head". She probably posed a serious threat to steal.
  13. Lesogon
    Lesogon 17 December 2015 21: 01
    Before the war, if there was a breakdown in the energy sector, it was necessary to wait for the debt. And here the shelling, explosions here and there, the answer goes off nearby and there is already light in an hour or two !! And by the way, in Horlivka they have never been so clean before now .

    PS And I asked for the flag of New Russia .. I feel sick of this venomous blight ... yes
  14. mervino2007
    mervino2007 17 December 2015 21: 34
    Inexplicably. A person with mercantile demands cannot understand this. What a high culture people of Donbass have! How strong is the desire to live normally - in abnormal conditions! Glory to you!