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March 12, 2022

“What Russia’s doing to us isn’t war, it’s extermination”: how I escaped my Russian-occupied village

Yaroslava Kaminska, a former employee of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

“What Russia’s doing to us isn’t war, it’s extermination”: how I escaped my Russian-occupied village

In her Facebook post, Yaroslava Kaminska, a former employee of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), described her life under the Russian occupation in a village in Kyiv Oblast, and her escape to freedom.

The most important journey of my life.

The worst journey of my life.

My family and I (me, my husband, his parents, and Grandma) have stayed in the village where we live, Nemishayeve, Kyiv Oblast, since the beginning of the war. We didn’t believe until the end that the orcs (the Russian soldiers, – Ed.) would come. Naive idiots we were.

On February 28, the Russian tanks entered Nemishayeve.

Since then we have been under occupation.

Since that time:

It is impossible to go outside, without checking that there is no military column of enemy equipment there, that there is no shooting there.
…without checking if there are any suspicious people walking down the streets.
…without checking that no strange cars are driving around
When you’re out, stand behind the house so that no one can see and hear you. Stay where the bullets won’t reach.

Full article at euromaidanpress