Stories that you confided to us
When I gave birth to Varya, on the 15th, the ambulance could not come because of the shelling. It wasn't until the morning of the 16th that I was taken to hospital. The same happened when I was having Masha. I brought Masha, and the attacks tarted on 16th and lasted till the 17th. So, I guess, I had to get through it. But they are not afraid. I don't scare them. When they shoot, I quietly take them into the house, and we sat down and wait.
I had two goddaughters before the war. We often went for a walk. We have a pond, near the collective farm. Everything seemed fine. We had a restaurant, a park. You could go for a walk with the children until about eight or ten o'clock. Where can you go now? If you stay up somewhere, it is dangerous to go. I can't let them out on the street to go for a walk.
A few people were wounded here. Neighbor Nina Valentynivna. She has a shrapnel wound. Aunt Lida got a fragment in her hand. The teacher was also injured.
When the war began, we had to make it home on time. I had to come home from the market till 12 o'clock. Otherwise, I could get in trouble. The attack started after 12 o'clock. I had to get to it in time.
My house is the very first one down the street. It's broken. When shelling started, we still lived there. I even went to work. Then there was a strong attack on the city. I packed up at night. Our grandmothers came out, all the neighbors gathered, and spent the night in the basement. Then my friend left, left the house, and I moved there. Because it was simply impossible to live in.
We had no light for six months. Then we all who lived here gathered and begged to have the light restored. We also had no water. We went to the well to collect water. Now we have water and light. But we don't have gas. We use gas cylinders.
I want to live at home so that I can put things together, so that I have, as they say, my own kitchen, everything of my own. There's nothing here, no chest of drawers, nothing. I don't even have a place to put the children's things.
The most important thing is to end the war. I just want the children to be able to go out for a walk.