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This tragedy shook the whole city ...


There are still clearly visible traces of the shelling ... In many of the windows of a residential building, in the windows of nearby shops there is not glass, but plywood. However, such a picture for the front areas of Donetsk is far from uncommon. But here - Leninsky district, which is considered fairly safe (compared to Kiev, Kuibyshev, Petrovsky). Therefore, on that terrible morning, a year ago, people did not expect anything like that.

Crossing of Kuprin and Tkachenko streets. Stop "Donetskgormash", which is popularly called "Bosse", after the neighborhood. The microdistrict itself is named after the industrialist and entrepreneur of the times of the old Yuzovka Theodor Bosse, who made a significant contribution to the development of industry in the Donbas. In particular, in 1889, he founded a machine-building and iron foundry - the one that is now called Donetskgormash. The place is very busy - traffic intersection, residential buildings, shops, market, several transport stops ...

A year ago, January 22, 2015, of the year ... Half past eight in the morning is the time when the townspeople strive to get to their jobs. At the moment when a powerful bombardment began, a trolleybus, en route # XXUMX, was approaching the bus stop. Brand new light lilac trolley. A second before the strong crash, its passengers did not know that all their plans would be violated, and someone would go nowhere.

But the Donetsk residents by that time, strange as it may sound, managed to get used to the realities of wartime. Those who did not leave the city experienced the terrible summer of 2014, when they were fairly seated in basements. Many, after returning from Minsk-1, having believed in the advance of the world, returned to Donetsk and came under winter shelling. And yet it was in this area that no one expected an attack. And it happened.

A few days earlier, there was a tragedy near Volnovakha, where a passenger bus came under fire. A piece of this bus was actively shaking the leader of the Kiev junta Petro Poroshenko, who grieved hypocritically while on a mourning march in Kiev with a sign “I am Volnovakha” (the procession itself was tracing from the action in Paris “I am Charly”). The junta then accused the defenders of Novorossia in the incident (although they have not and cannot have the slightest reason to fire at the peaceful buses). And this provocative bombardment became the excuse for a new crime against civilians - the massacre at the bus stop of the 17 trolleybus in Donetsk.

This tragedy really shook the whole city. Throughout the year, people brought fresh flowers to this place. There were memorable cardboard plates, on the trees - St. George ribbons were tied. People's path there is not truly overgrown.

And after a year, the authorities of the Donetsk People's Republic decided to put a memorial in memory of the fallen that morning. It is built in the form of a burning candle of granite.

On the plate - eight names, with dates of birth. And the date of death is the same for everyone - January 22 2015. Although there were more dead. One woman could not be identified, and several more died later in the hospital. More than 20 citizens were injured, including heavy ones, some became disabled.

Not all the dead and injured were passengers of the trolleybus. One man burned in his own car. Pedestrians were also injured. So the tragedy touched personally, directly - many people: relatives, friends of the victims, residents of nearby houses. And indirectly - she touched all the people of Donetsk.

Therefore, thousands of people came to the sad anniversary and the opening of the memorial, despite the working day and quite frosty weather.

For those who did not survive the shelling, a requiem was served. Then the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, said: “Today we remember our countrymen, who came under fire a year ago. These people just wanted to live. There was no military, there was no front line. Ukrainian fascists simply bombarded the peaceful city. "

Speaking of Ukrainian punishers, Zakharchenko said: “They do not want our children to learn. They want us to live without light, without water, without gas. They want us not to live at all. And we will live, we will raise children. Let's build a new country. Contrary to all, we will make this country happy. ”

The tragedy in the neighborhood of Bosse spawned many poems written by both poets and ordinary citizens. It was after this bombardment in the DPR that the first poetic collection, “My city was hoarse from prayers,” was released. Some of the poems were voiced during the opening of the monument.

After a minute of silence, Alexander Zakharchenko, as well as other officials, laid flowers at the newly opened memorial. Then, to the sounds of Mozart's Lacrimosa, a huge stream of people rushed to the granite candle. Scarlet carnations tied with mourning ribbons littered the entire area in front of the monument.

It is also worth noting that the Donetsk residents, despite all their experiences, feel not only their own pain, but also worry about those who are actually under occupation and are fighting the junta along a different front line. And therefore, at the scene of the tragedy in Bosse, you can see the sorrowful sign “Odessa, Donbass Grieving” ...

Photos used:
Elena Gromova
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  1. Reeds
    Reeds 25 January 2016 06: 53
    Zakharchenko is right, you need to live, at least in spite of those who are in Kiev.
    Everything will be fine, it is worth believing that shelling will be hidden, and Novorossia will live normally.
    Earth rest in peace to all those who died in this war.
    1. Will
      Will 25 January 2016 11: 59
      The memory of the dead is needed alive so that this does not happen anymore, but history has shown how short memory is for many ...
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 25 January 2016 07: 07
    Six women and two men ...
    ALL UKRAINE bastards ... are fighting with women and children, with civilians.

    It makes no sense to appeal to their conscience and the conscience of the world community ... these killings will continue anyway ...
    Despite the ephemeral truce, it is necessary to respond to such killings by the systematic destruction of the performers of such actions .. as Israel does.
    You can’t get away with such things because it only irritates the killers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
  3. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 25 January 2016 07: 32
    Yes, these stubborn ones need to be "de-communized", as they have been screaming for a long time ... to destroy everything, starting with the Dneproges, to bomb them into the Stone Age, and the cordon sanitaire on the border, let them be used as currency, they were tired of waiting there ..
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 25 January 2016 07: 50
    I read the info on the internet, Zakharchenko, offered to disperse in the Ukraine ... like the Czech Republic and Slovakia .. to leave LDNR alone ... I would like ...
    1. baudolino
      baudolino 25 January 2016 09: 54
      Peacefully disperse will not work. Half of the Donbass is under occupation, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been hacked into such an army that you just can't dissolve it.
      1. Scud
        Scud 25 January 2016 10: 45
        ,, Half of the Donbass under occupation ,,. So rise from the couch and free your fellow countrymen from the occupation.
  5. verb
    verb 25 January 2016 10: 50
    This year, apparently, will be decisive. The "truce" will end. That's just what?
    1. Angry orc
      Angry orc 25 January 2016 11: 54
      We are waiting for new boilers and Minsk-3, all this is sad
  6. Belousov
    Belousov 25 January 2016 11: 57
    Everyone writes about our special services, they threaten punishment for a plane shot down over Sinai, but here is an example when it is necessary to punish the guilty, demonstratively and severely, but ...
    1. EvilLion
      EvilLion 25 January 2016 18: 27
      Well done, let the gases into the puddle. Go download further.
  7. EvilLion
    EvilLion 25 January 2016 18: 27
    A good dill is a dead dill.
  8. Apache
    Apache 25 January 2016 18: 37
    Firstly, NOT a defender of Novorossia, but a Russian terrorist (past alcoholics of Donbass, prisoners, unemployed, Kadyrovites) who were given AK74 and money and sent to prepare Russian personnel officers located in the territory of occupied Donbass. secondly, the same terrorists tried to fire at the Ukrainian Armed Forces checkpoint, but alas, badly the russians taught the terrorists to aim, and so they fired on the bus. as evidence there is a video showing how shells explode near a checkpoint across Ukraine and knocked out a bus passing by. but this is a video of normal people, and for you zombie puppies of Putin show completely different pictures on Putin’s paid TV channels and say that all Ukrainians did it. and where your Russian logic? Ukrainians fired at their roadblocks? What are you naive and stupid ...
    1. Kostya Andreev
      Kostya Andreev 25 January 2016 21: 46
      Well, what do you answer. Riding on the Maidan. Prosrali country prosrali Crimea and Donbass.
      Not weak alcoholics howl! dispersed the teetotalers Ukrainians. I explain: the army, which consists of alcoholics, prisoners, the unemployed, cannot conduct successful military operations. usually the first clash, this is the last. this rabble does not know discipline. The boilers into which the APU fell indicate that there is no rabble in the DLNR. this will not work with alcoholics. But in boilers in the presence of aircraft, tanks, artillery, you can very easily if you drink a lot. and there is no desire to fight
      Russia sent personnel officers, the United States and their vassals sent their own.
      And why in the Donbas they can’t take money from Russia if they take it from the USA in Kiev?
      We saw the video, and we saw explosions, and if this is proof for you, then no comment. Think with your brains, there are only explosions, and that’s all ...
      The Russians taught to shoot very well, because the result is obvious, Donbas is not in Ukraine, and you are not in the army, is it scary?
      Russian logic is such if in Ukraine there are Georgians, Jews, Armenians, Russians, Lithuanians, Japanese, Americans, etc. then Russian logic suggests that this country is not independent.
      That's interesting why someone from Ukraine is constantly insulting.
      I want to say that Ukraine will have to return all the illegally occupied and seized lands of Russia, Romania, Poland, and the inhabitants, accordingly, become either Romanians, Russians, Poles - this is a matter of time.
      I will not call you a Biden pig, it is uncivilized.
  9. Scud
    Scud 25 January 2016 19: 08
    Apache is for you. There is nothing more vile and disgusting than the so-called ,, Ukrainians ,,. This rabble nurtured by the Poles from the most heinous scum of the Russian people (killers, careerists, creeping in front of the authorities) are ready to kill their own mother and father for power and a profitable place. Otto von Bismarck.