Civilian Life at Front Line

Around 620 people still live in the front line settlement of Zolote-4, and another 300 in Katerynivka. Twice as many people lived in these villages before Russia's war began

uatv.ua
13.04.2019

Tetyana Hayvoronska has lived in the front line settlement of Zolote-4 – for more than 25 years. When Russia’s war began, she decided not to leave. Despite the fighting, life continued more or less as normal, until one day – her house was hit.

“It was 12 p.m. There were intense attacks. They didn’t stop. The shell hit the house, the roof was damaged, and the light broke,” She said.

She had no electricity for a week, until engineers reconnected the power. Now, only the exterior and roof of the house need repairing.

“Of course, if they help with the roof, I will be here. If not – well, I’ll spent the winter in the kitchen,” Hayvoronska said.

Electricity has also been restored in the frontline village of Katerynivka. The local head of the Ukrainian military’s civil-military cooperation said the power could not be restored any faster.

“The Russian occupying forces hadn’t given us an agreement on a ceasefire. Yesterday, they gave it – and today, we work. And we help people at the same time,” head of the civil-military cooperation group of the North-Tactic Yuriy Veranovskyi said.

The threat of attacks by the Russian-led militants made any electricians work on the front line extremely risky.

“We came under mortar fire on February 14th this year. Everything fell here. We restored the line at once. Everything landed about a hundred meters from us,” production supervisor Vadym said.

To help local residents on the front line, humanitarian aid was brought to the village – including clothing, children’s products, food and drink.

“We have a list of children and newborns. We assembled parcels for them.It is necessary for people. They can not go to the store and many have no money to buy anything,” Veranovskyi said.

Around 620 people still live in the front line settlement of Zolote-4, and another 300 in Katerynivka. Twice as many people lived in these villages before Russia’s war began.

Source UATV
date 13.04.2019
categories Joint Forces Operation, News releases
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