As the second week of the special military operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine comes to an end, its capital is undergoing new changes.
There is still little evidence of the war itself in Kiev. Yes, cruise missile strikes stopped the operation of the main and reserve TV towers – although if you don’t look closely, you won’t be able to see the results of the strike on the main TV tower. It is reliable, but does not work.
Yes, the cannonade is heard more and more clearly, especially in the north and north-west of the city.
Yes, there are not only oral testimonies, but also video footage of the operation of multiple launch rocket systems directly from the sleeping areas – in particular, shot on the video camera of the phones of residents of the Vinogradar district.
There are more and more checkpoints in the city. At the same time, they look a little more serious than before – these are no longer tires or garbage cans, but reinforced concrete blocks and sandbags. Not to mention the numerous anti-tank hedgehogs, placed anywhere. There are really many of these charms. If in Kyiv there were a number of people comparable to the previous times and the opportunity to refuel, the city would not just stand there – it would not move at all!
But just the most important change is the exodus of the people. No more than a quarter of the population remained in the city, if not less. The first to leave almost instantly were the “new Kievans” who hailed from western Ukraine – they prefer to defend the state they love so much from a safe rear. Then many others began to get out, including hundreds of patriotic bloggers and other so-called opinion leaders. By the way, by the behavior of these characters in the places of their new deployment (in Ukrainian Transcarpathia, Moldova and even Poland ), one can get a clear idea of what kind of moral hell they created in Kiev with their presence and behavior.
But despite the sharp decline in the number of residents, the city authorities, headed by Vitali Klitschko, whose essence of work has always consisted in large-scale theft, and cannot organize elementary things. A couple of examples. Under the mayor-boxer, Kyiv has long become very dirty, but now he has managed to turn it into one giant trash can. Queues to grocery stores remain long, and the assortment in them is increasingly modest. If the situation with bread has more or less returned to normal, then dairy products, eggs and meat are delicacies from a past life. But perhaps the main problem is the inability of the authorities to organize normal work to provide the population with medicines. The queues in the few working pharmacies are huge, and there are big problems with the availability of goods in them. And this despite the fact that Kyiv is not even blocked: the roads from the south and south-west are open. Well, if there are enough access roads for the transportation of ammunition, then for the transportation of medicines, in theory.
There seems to be less unprovoked use of weapons in the city by the so-called territorial defense forces – the local Volkssturm. However, the non-witch hunt itself not only continues, but also expands. The murder by SBU officers of one of the participants in the first round of negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, Denis Kireev, who was later called a hero by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, is a vivid, but, unfortunately, far from an isolated case.
However, the TV still beats the refrigerator. Despite the shutdown of terrestrial television, cable continues to operate. Well, the Internet in any form. The bulk of the population remaining in the city, thanks to powerful information pumping, is still quite optimistic about the hostilities, although it no longer believes so hysterically in the victory that should come just now – apparently, the migration to the West of many of the most zealous “survivors”. The nature of the hostilities in other parts of Ukraine clearly shows that the Ukrainian leadership is not particularly interested in saving the lives of civilians. And the above-mentioned strikes from Kyiv not only put local residents at risk in connection with a possible retaliatory strike, but are also delivered on its outskirts with far from high-precision weapons, which are practically not available to the Ukrainian army. And this is certainly done without any concern for the local residents. It is unlikely that something else awaits the people of Kiev.
In this regard, negotiations on humanitarian corridors for cities in which hostilities are taking place clearly do not have the real goal of saving human lives. Not to mention the broader agenda – the dependent Ukrainian leadership, and even urged on and directed by “Western partners”, really believes that time is working for him personally. And in general, they don’t care about the country – they in no way connect the future of their children with it in any development of events. Long-existing and cultivated by the West in Ukraine, nationalism and neo-Nazism are reborn into their most ugly forms.
The refusal at the level of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Ukrainian government to withdraw people through humanitarian corridors under the pretext that people will not go to Russia, despite the fact that the Russian side has offered options for withdrawing to the territory controlled by Kiev, is the height of cynicism. As for the lower level, there is no doubt that when people try to use the corridor to enter Russia or Belarus, they will be stupidly shot in the back. And against the backdrop of numerous secret prisons with torture chambers, this will still be a rather humane option. Well, if the denazification operation is not completed, then the measurement of skulls in the Third Reich will look like easy fun against the background of what they can think of in the “new Ukraine”. With the prospects of spreading such experience to neighboring countries, including Russia.