Jul 13, 2022
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I am writing a thesis in philosophy. But I Country Email List was born in kyiv, where I lived for 20 years before coming to France. My family is currently in Ukraine. My mother left kyiv on February 28 last, but many friends and relatives of friends still Country Email List remain in the Ukrainian capital, either because they care for elderly and sick people, or because they decided to defend their city and help those who stayed there. Other friends have already escaped and are applying for asylum in Poland, Germany or France. Since the first day of the invasion, I Country Email List have followed mostly local information, through the Ukrainian media and different. Telegram channels, or directly through the Country Email List testimonies of my relatives. It is one of the reasons why I decided to write this text, to talk about the magnitude of the destruction, the living conditions and survival of the people who are Country Email List currently in the place, and the networks of solidarity and resistance in which the Ukrainian Country Email List population is massively involved. After the blitzkrieg failed, the Russian army intensified its bombing of urban centers, especially Kharkov, Mariupol and kyiv, sparing residential neighborhoods and civilian Country Email List infrastructure such as schools and hospitals. What is happening looks more and more Country Email List like a punitive war. The images of the north-western suburbs of kyiv can attest to this: Irpin, Borodyanka, Bucha, Gostomel, as well as several villages located along the kyiv-Zhytomyr route are already half-destroyed. In those suburbs where the fighting continues, the population has been Country Email List without electricity, heating and a telephone network since the first days of the war. They must spend several days in a row in cold and damp cellars, which are not prepared to protect themselves from the Country Email List Grad or Iskander type missiles used by the Russian army. The situation is absolutely dramatic.