Because of the war, dozens of towns and villages are under imminent danger as they are located in confrontation points on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, and the hottest cities of the north and east, such as Kharkiv, Mariupol, Sumy and Chernihiv.
Kiev- At a time when the battles with the Russian forces are raging on the northwest axis of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, specifically at Hostomil Airport, there are forgotten villages nearby, which since the first days of the war have come under Russian control, and their residents live in tragic conditions.
These villages are located on the road taken by the Russian forces from the Belarusian border to the airport, which they are trying to control and its surroundings since the first days of the war. They were bombed, before electricity, communications, gas and water supplies were cut off for more than 8 days.
They are forbidden to go out
Among these areas is the village of “Havrilovka”, in which about 3,000 people live, about 36 km from Kyiv, to the north of the airport, which sent a distress call to Al Jazeera Net, after the people’s attempts to flee failed, and the Red Cross branch in Ukraine could not intervene. for help.
About the situation in this village, Oleg Kiselevsky, a former official in the Ukrainian presidency, and currently a human rights activist, told us, who said that the people tried to get out, so their cars were shot at, and they were forced to return and stay home.
He continued, “There is no spread of Russian soldiers in the village, but it is surrounded by them, and a few days ago, soldiers came and counted the number of children there. The parents are afraid that their children will be transferred to Russia, and are begging for help to get out quickly before that happens.”
“We sent a distress call to the branch of the Red Cross in Ukraine, but unfortunately it cannot reach those areas and help,” he added.
isolated from the world
With great difficulty, the residents of the village can communicate with the outside world, if they are lucky to catch the network signal, because it is very weak.
Village daughter Oleksandra Omelchuk tried several times to contact Al Jazeera.net; Then she found a way to talk about her suffering in the “SMS” service, so she wrote, “I live in a relative’s house with my daughter, my younger sister and her daughter. We were bombed, the school and the kindergarten in the village were destroyed. All the shops are closed, and food is running out.”
“The electricity and gas supply were cut off, so the heating stopped. We collect drinking water for the population using diesel pumps, but it will run out in a couple of days. We are begging everyone who can help to get us through safe corridors.”
According to Omelchuk’s letter, the people notice from time to time Russian military movements in the vicinity of the village. “We are in constant danger, including occasional exchanges of fire,” Omelchuk said.
Dozens of villages in similar conditions
Because of the war, dozens of towns and villages live in similar conditions in the most tense regions, on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, and the hottest cities of the north and east, such as Kharkiv, Mariupol, Sumy and Chernihiv.
Through the communication sites, the people send distress calls from time to time, demanding that the announced evacuations include them through the safe corridors, and not be limited to city residents only.