The fixed risk of airstrikes is getting used as a device of warfare by Russian forces to subdue tens of millions of residents in unoccupied Ukrainian cities, in keeping with one Kyiv resident.
Sharing her experiences on this week’s Sky News Ukraine War Diaries podcast, Oksana Koshel displays on a army technique which continues to carry tens of millions of Ukrainians hostage of their houses and shelters.
“For these past couple of months Kyiv has been returning to pretty much like life as normal and most of the action is happening on the frontlines,” Oksana explains.
“But Russia keeps terrorising the rest of Ukraine – where the actual fighting is not happening – with rocket strikes.
“We have this software, it is referred to as Kyiv Digital, and it warns you when airstrikes are potential and urges you to go disguise in a secure hiding spot.
“So now it provides us the statistics of what number of air raid sirens we have had and I’ve learn that there have been 444 airstrike hazard warnings since February 24 and over 477 hours of air raid alerts principally of individuals feeling and being in peril of a missile strike.
“We’ve discussed it with my girlfriends that unfortunately, due to all of the stress, many girls suffer from severe hair loss.”
On 26 June, after three weeks of calm, one man was killed and 6 have been injured when Kyiv was attacked by Russian missiles.
Then, on 27 June, Russian missiles struck a shopping center within the Ukrainian metropolis of Kremenchuk, killing no less than 18 individuals.
You can take heed to Oksana’s newest audio diary together with additional contributions detailing actual life in a warfare zone on this week’s Ukraine War Diaries podcast.
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