I decided to write this post because I’ve been crying the whole morning and I can’t really stop. So, I need a place to speak out.
This night I found out that Russian regular troops have officially invaded my country (earlier it was unofficial: they were sending people to make it looks like a civil war on East, but right now it is confirmed, that these people are not terrorists or separatists, they are from Russian regular troops), so, technically, the war has began.
Today i’m going to Kyiv - the capital city of Ukraine. I’m moving, because I entered the university there, but my parents staying in my hometown, Kherson. This region borders the Crimea and since it has been occupied there is a potential danger of invasion. On the West, in Odessa Region, ther is also a potential danger of invasion from Transnistria, because there are lots of Russian soldiers. And on the East, of course, ther is also a potential danger, which has became real, - Russia.
Kherson region, where my parents live, is a strategically important to Crimea, hence, Russia too. So, you may probably know what willl happen here in a few months. I just can’t think of my parents living under Russia, I know what exactly could happen and it…it is just too much for me. I can’t leave my parents here and go to Kyiv. But I also can’t make them leave their job, home, friends. And I know for sure that they won’t move to another town that easy.
And, as an example, this brave woman. She was tied to a pole and beaten because she supports Ukraine, because she is a patriot. It happend in Donetsk, where so-called “separatists” are in charge.
Now you know what I meant when I said that I know exactly what will happen? And it could get even worse. I’m afraid of thought that something like that can happen to my parents, friends or anyone I could know.
As an another example - the Parade of Shame. It happened a few days ago, on August 24, when we were celebrating the Independence of Ukraine. In Donetsk separatists and those people who support them were really happy to make a parade of Ukrainian prisoners of war. On the main street of the city. In 21st century.
I don’t know what will happen next day, how much people will die, how much children will be without their fathers, that died and still dying here. It is terrible, that one tiny wretch can make the whole country straggle and, moreover, be happy about it.
My parents are my closest people in the world and I just can’t think of them living on the battlefield. I think I’m gonna loose my mind, because since this morning I’m not able to hold my tears, I’m not able to stop crying and I don’t know what to do.
I wrote this because I’m tired of seeing death (thank god, only on TV). I’m tired of seeing women crying while burying their sons, brothers and husbands. It is too much. My country has straggled a lot and it has to end! Tell your friends, families, neighbours, tell anyone and together we can make this stop, we can stop russian terrorism, we can stop Putin. We just need to unite and not stay away of this.
Please, support Ukraine.