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Russia, Ukraine: 100 days of darkness and hope in Kiev.

1 month 3 weeks ago #618317 by jiraporn66
jiraporn66 created the topic: Russia, Ukraine: 100 days of darkness and hope in Kiev.

At first glance, Kiev doesn't seem like a capital city preparing to deal with the 1.5 lakh Russian soldiers who will invade Ukraine's borders.

After SLOTXO arriving in Kiev in Jan, I was able to buy all kinds of meat and vegetables in the supermarket near my accommodation. Beer is also available for purchase.

When asked about the possibility of war The most common answer I heard back then was "It's just a scare" or "We're at war."

Five weeks later, things changed completely. Some Western countries expect Kiev to be captured within 72 hours.

This is what this capital has faced in the last 100 days.

On February 24, there was a constant sound of air strikes. A jet plane flew low overhead. and a cloud of black smoke appeared at the end of the horizon.

And there's a siren that won't ring for the last time

Suddenly, this ancient capital was at war. Traffic on highways heading out of Kiev was jammed as people tried to flee the advancing Russian army.

There were people queuing up at the ATM. and the Territorial Army recruiting office They showed the officers their ID card and returned the yellow armband with the weapon.

before noon that day President Vorodymir Zelensky tweeted: will give weapons to whoever is ready to fight to protect Ukraine

from the bomb bunker where we are People monitor the situation through communication applications like Telegram. As Russian paratroopers try to capture Hostomel airport northwest of Kiev.

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A fierce battle ensued and the area became a new front. Over the next several weeks Russia has turned to more long-range missiles to fire in various areas of the city. Despite its powerful air defenses, Kiev's air defenses have been hit with frequent attacks on residential buildings.

Over time, more than half of the city's total population of 4 million had emigrated from the capital. from statistics by the United Nations Nearly 15 million Ukrainians have to migrate.

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