Харків

Kharkiv. Chronicles of the Attack on the City. Day 84 (18.05.2022)

The shelling of Kharkiv resumed today. The strikes were few, but they did happen. The muscovites shelled different parts of the city. At night, they attacked Selyshche Zhukovskoho. Residential houses, Kharkiv Aviation Institute buildings, the fire department, and cars were damaged. The muscovites are targeting educational institutions and State Emergency Service units. Our team of civilian infrastructure destruction documentarians has written about this before. During the day, the ruscists fired on Saltivka and Pyatykhatky, injuring three people. In the evening, there were strikes in the northern outskirts of Kharkiv.


Dark Blue Helmets for Volunteers: from Europe to Kharkiv with Love.

Two weeks after the start of the journey, the package with 10 helmets and two flags of Croatia and Slovenia reached its destination in Kharkiv. Since most MMIC members here had already got their helmets, we decided to share 8 helmets with civilian volunteers who provide humanitarian aid to people in the most war-affected areas of Kharkiv city and region.


From Color to Monochrome and Back Again: A Girl’s Tale of Her Childhood Infatuation

I grew up in a grey rectangular city built by dreamers playing with gigantic concrete blocks. The dreamers imagined a purposeful communal living where workers together would build a glorious future without some negligible material things distracting them on the way. The future-builders would look out of the enormous three-panel windows of their apartments, see and greet each other. They would spend minimal allotted time in their tiny toilets and kitchens conjoined with bathtubs. These were all great dreams of innovators later called “Constructivists”, but these dreams did not belong to the little girl who loved fairy tales.






Kharkiv. Chronicles of the Attack on the City. Day 13.

For the first time in 13 days, it’s quiet in the city. It feels weird. The pause allows for more active evacuation of those who have decided to leave the city and to bring in supplies for the military, medicine, food, and more. As city residents have noted, thanks to the lower intensity of shelling, deliveries of food and other necessities are gradually improving.


Kharkiv. Chronicles of the Attack on the City. Day 10.

Today’s shelling was more intense than yesterday. Hot neighborhoods again: Saltivka, Northern Saltivka, Rohan, Horizon, New Houses and the village of Zhukovsky. According to the City Council, the restoration of heat in the village of Zhukovsky, in KHAI, in Pomirky, as well as in MZhK “Internationalist” (Krychevsky) will only be possible after the war. Communications there have been destroyed. 


Kharkiv. Chronicles of the Attack On the City. The Shelling of Saltivka.

In two waves this morning (February 28, 2022), Russian forces fired artillery and multiple launch rocket systems (known as “Grad”) on my neighborhood Saltivka—a regular residential neighborhood, the largest in Ukraine.
There is virtually no industry here, only a few small-company offices.