The day before the invasion began, on February 23, Dmitry returned from a downtown gymnasium. Then he had dinner with mom, dad and siblings. He went to bed early, had to go to school in the morning.
“During the night, the worst thing that could happen happened – Russian missiles began to fly over our cities, at five o’clock in the morning, the first shots sounded extremely loud. I woke up my mother, my father and my brothers. My aunt told us on the phone that the war had just started. We packed our bags and went with our relatives to our grandmother’s house in the village 120 kilometers from the capital,Described by Bleska Dmitry A.
Along the way, a traffic jam occurred. “Scared people were trying to get out of the huge city, a mile-long queue was forming at gas stations and there were a bunch of military vehicles everywhere. We arrived at my grandmother’s, who prepared a shelter in the cellar with her grandfather,” he says.
Although he was a minor, he joined the defense. “My grandfather, my father and my uncle and I joined the militia. We set up checkpoints at the entrances and exits of the village, rockets flew overhead. People from different cities helped us, brought us food,He continued.
Children make Molotov
The whole family got involved in the defense. “At home, we have created camouflage nets for soldiers and uniforms for civilian militiamen from old clothes. The children made Molotov cocktails so we could throw them at the Russian soldiers,Said Dmitry, who he said was a pacifist and did not want to participate in the fights of his life.
nights in the basement
“We spend every night in a damp and cold cellar, hoping that the Russian rockets will not hit our house. In the morning, we go out in terror and fear. We hear dogfights, shots and falls from planes or helicopters. We always watch the news and we pray for dead children and adults,He described.
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Terror in Kyiv
He and his father went to kyiv to get things from their apartment. “When we arrived in the city, the streets were completely empty and there was a terrifying silence everywhere, only occasionally sirens would sound. We got to the apartment anyway, but we didn’t have time to come back, another shelling started. We quickly hid in the cellar and waited for the horror to end. Then we came back and on the way we saw fire trucks, burning buildings and destroyed houses,” Dmitry said.
“The Russians also demolished the shopping center, where we met every weekend with friends, we went there to rest. What my eyes saw, the brain didn’t want to understand, you wouldn’t even want the worst enemy. We couldn’t believe such a thing could happen in the 21st century. In shock and horror, we returned to the family and stood up to defend the village,” he added.
rocket above the house
Although Dmitry A.’s family is in a much safer place than Kyiv, he is constantly worried about his loved ones and his life while serving at checkpoints.
“A rocket just flew over our house last night. But my parents, my brothers, my cousin, my grandmother, my grandfather, my aunt and my uncle are in a relatively safe place. Electricity is good, mobile services are not working very well, food and water are always available. We want eternal peace on our entire planet, that mainly innocent people or young children die,“Again repeats Dmitry A. Blesk regarding the safety of the family does not specify the full name and place where they are staying.