23.06 Evening. We live not far from the Kyiv airport and we have always heard and seen planes well. For 20 years of life, you can learn where and which plane flies, in which direction. That evening it was clearly audible how military helicopters and small loud ones were flying. There are a lot of them. We suspect something is wrong…
24.06 At 6 AM my mother calls me with the most terrible voice and says “Yana, the war has begun!!! Explosions of rockets are heard near Kyiv, get ready!”
In a second, my heart broke! I looked out the window at sunrise and in a second I clearly see a flash half a kilometer away from me ... Explosion!
Animal fear and a clear understanding that the heart bled. We are going quickly, I run to my brother. He is a child 11 years old, and I tell him what to do and where to hide. I tell the child where the nearest bomb shelter is. To kid!!! Every 5 minutes “Everything will be fine! Believe me!"
25.06 Night. We saw all the bright flashes from the peak point near Kyiv where the fighting was. We heard every sound, every explosion. You and the child in the old cellar for half the night ... In the morning there was a smell of smoke and gunpowder in the street. It was a clear signal to leave.
To this day, we in Ukraine, in our own land, are waiting for the day when our president, from now on our pride, Volodymyr Zelensky, will say that we have won the war!