– A missile flew over my head – VG

- A missile flew over my head - VG
POSTPONED: Ina lives in the Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih, where the Russians launched an attack on an important dam on Wednesday.

In President Zelensky’s flood-ravaged hometown of Ukraine, residents feel they are part of the “rocket lottery”. Who will hit next?


On Wednesday, the Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih was the scene of what almost became a colossal disaster:

Several missiles came at a terrible speed towards the Karachon Dam, hitting it in several places. Close to the whole structure was exploding, the city densely populated He was in danger of immersion.

Kryvyi Rih is the birthplace of President Volodymyr Zelensky and is located in the Dnipropetrovsk region in the center of the country. Ukrainian authorities were quick to refer to it as a Russian missile attack. President Zelensky claimed that Russia was trying to flood the city.

The attack has been confirmed by the Norwegian media joint verification project, and can already be verified, according to the think tank Institute for the Study of War (ISW) Perhaps it was eight cruise missiles that hit the city.

On Thursday, residents of the city reported new rocket attacks.

28-year-old Inna is one of them.

– I just saw a missile fall nearby

– I will take pictures of you during the lunch break, Inna, who does not want to print her last name, wrote to VG on Instagram.

Although the war is going on in full force, she works in a bank in Kryvyi Rih.

– If we hear an alarm, we have to stop working and go to the bomb room.

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It’s in the city center, not in the hardest hit area. But in the videos she sends on her way from work to a residential area, you can see the water rising there, too.

– I just saw a missile falling nearby, you write suddenly.

Meanwhile, at 1 p.m. local time, the head of the Kryvyi Rih military administration, Oleksandr Vilkul, reported, On his channel Telegram That there was a new missile attack on the city.

Later, he reported that he hit an industrial area, and the damage was serious, but no deaths have been reported so far.

Shortly after four o’clock in the evening, he said Again about the alleged missile attacksHe urges people to seek shelter.

VG currently has no further information on these incidents.

The image was geographically flooded by VG of a bridge over the Inhulets River on the western side of the town of Kryvyi Rih, in the direction of the embankment.

Hardly averted disaster

to me New York times Kryvyi Rih narrowly escaped disaster on Wednesday. The dam was damaged – but the hole wasn’t huge.

Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) reports Telegram account On Thursday, they said they had opened an investigation after Wednesday’s missile attack.

– These actions are nothing but war crimes, says the acting head of the State Security Administration Vasyl Maliuk.

– Russia Unable to win the battlefieldand actively seek to attack civilian targets and vital infrastructure.

The family has been evacuated

– If there is another attack, there could be significant damage to civilian infrastructure and apartment buildings, Kryvyi Rih resident Kyiv and Kryvyi Rih wrote to VG on Facebook.

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Roman Fedorchenko is fighting for Ukraine in the war, but remains in close contact with friends and family in Kryvyi Rih.

He asserts that he is currently not in the city, as he works as a military officer in the Ukrainian army. However, Fedorchenko is in close contact with family and friends who keep him updated on the situation.

Writes more than a hundred homes flooded after the missile attack on the dam State emergency services of Ukraine on Telegram Thursday.

On Thursday morning Fedorchenko posted this photo and wrote that it shows his garden in Kryvyi Rih:

Outside the window: a view of Roman Fedorchenko’s family on the morning of September 15.

My family and friends have been evacuated. People have gone to schools and dormitories, and others have gotten rooms with friends, he wrote for VG.

I opened an investigation

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) wrote that the flooded Inhulets River was important to Ukraine’s counterattack along the Kherson-Mykolaiv border, and that Russian forces may have attacked the dam to destroy Ukrainian pontoon bridges.

But the dam is also important for the inhabitants of Kryvyi Rih: for drinking water, for industry and for protection from floods. According to Fedorchenko, more than 5,000 homes are now without drinking water.

– Russian barbarians can cause a catastrophe, which can be like a tsunami, writes to VG.

– I hope everyone will hear about the terrible terrorist attacks on Ukrainians. The Russians test the world: “If we did this, what would the reaction be?” And if there is no reaction, the next step will be frightening and bloody, he continues.

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Life and Death Lottery

28-year-old Inna finished her job in the bank, and reports to VG about everyday life in the war:

– I went to the river to show you the current situation, and at that moment a missile flew over my head and hit a nearby quarry. Filming was banned for security reasons shortly thereafter.

When you ask VG about her condition, she answers:

– It’s going well, I was a little scared because my father works in a nearby quarry. But he called and everything is fine.

Flooded: Rescuers evacuate people from bodies of water on Wednesday evening.

The war has now lasted nearly seven months. Inna writes that she is “trying to cope” with the situation and should take sedatives.

Every time a missile falls, you are shocked and fearful for your life and the lives of your loved ones, you write.

She says that two of her university friends were already killed in the war, and her brother-in-law lost a leg.

– It’s actually a lottery because you don’t know where the rocket will land this time.

Ina doesn’t think her situation is bad – yet. She notes that she has an apartment and a job and that all her relatives are with her.

Many are in a much worse situation.

One lost: Ina says she knows many people who have been killed or injured since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
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