While the Russian bombardments of Ukrainian cities continues, the Kyiv motherhood went underground, knowing the bitterness face of war.
All Patients of the hospital were transported to the shelters. New mothers, babies and women waiting for give birth expectation in dark shelters. Babies are born in orphanages.
Only a few days or hours remain before birth at the 38th week of Alesya Antonova’s pregnancy. She will name son Vuka child. Say she was waiting at the shelter for three days, Antonova said, “I’m here at the shelter, but my spirits are good.”
“I will name my baby Vuka in this dark place” Antonova added. “My energy is very high. I will leave here in good health.”
“Russia is very big country, but we are also very strong and connected to each other. We will emerge victorious from this war.”
As the Russian army advanced towards Kyiv some 21 civilians were killed in Kharkiv and five in Kyiv on Tuesday. After the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that strikes would be carried out out in Kyivun red alert level has been declared in the city. The roads were blocked with barricades and soldiers were all stationed over the city.
At night, Russia dropped bombs on Kyiv and the attacks continued even after dawn and some five people death at cause bombardment of the television tower.
The bombardment also damaged the site near the tower. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed responsibility for the airstrike on Tuesday on a television tower in the capital of Kyiv does not have hit all apartment buildings. However, Konashenkov did not respond to allegations that the strike damaged the nearby Babi Yar memorial in Kyiv’s victims of the Holocaust.
As the attacks intensified, some journalists, as well as civilians, fled the city. Thousands of civilians spent the night in metro stations. Kyivses inhabitants, who took refuge in the Subway with their pets, seemed confident in the power of the Ukrainian army, hoping that “these dark days will come to an end”. Russian army attacks on Kyiv continue to escalate as thousands of civilians have left the city. The others live in bunkers or underground stations.
Kyiv metro stations, famous for their depth, become the home for Ukrainians. civilians who took refuge in the Subway with little stuff and pets taken from home wait for better days.
Yulia Gerasumenko, waiting in a metro station in Kyiv with son dog named Yoda and cat named Garfield in her arms, said, “I have two daughters. My kids think we’re at camp here,” Gerasumenko said. “I didn’t tell them we were hiding here because of the war. We are not afraid. We trust our army. Our people do not leave us alone here”, she added. “We will emerge victorious from the underground,” said Gerasumenko.
Tanya Boyko, caught on the street during the Russian attacks last night, also took refuge in the Subway. Boyko said: “The TV tower was knocked down down when I was walking my dog. I have right away took refuge in the Subway with my family. There was a terrible noise. I’ve been here since last night. When the attacks are over I will leave here.”