My conversations with my parents. They are in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the city is being shelled by russian army for over four weeks.
March 28, 2022
They got food from two sources, many people called today to check on them. The day started without the internet and with many more loud attacks on the city. Mom could not teach, and we were not sure if we would be able to talk. But curfew is a little later after switching to the summertime and by then internet returned and I did not hear even one explosion during our call.
March 29, 2022
They went for a walk despite the continued shelling. We discuss some destructions in the city and how the Shevchenko monument is now covered with sandbags to protect it. This leads us to some of his poetry and more conversations about Ukrainian language. Water flow got better in the apartment and now the water heater works more often.
The statue of the national poet Taras Shevchenko in Kharkov, protected by thousands of sandbags (from 247newsbulletin.com/world/180784.html)
And here is an article in Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/26/we-decided-to-be-useful-ukraine-the-kharkiv-citizens-who-stayed-behind