Weekend Reads Ukraine at winter doors: "I would like to touch two words to Putin"

12:50  23 november  2022
12:50  23 november  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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On November 22, the Russian authorities announced the attack on Crimea by drones. Information not confirmed by Ukraine, which continues its counter-offensive. While winter looks extremely harsh for Ukrainians, should we negotiate peace? Between soldiers and civilians, opinions are often opposed.

Andry has three children of two different marriages. In his normal life, he is an engineer. The tired features, he patients with his battalion in front of an official building transformed into a barracks, says Maurine Mercier .

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Andry and his companions are determined:

Yes, we will recover Crimea!

"War only ends when Russia collapses," said one of its companions. I ask you: "If you had lost so many close friends because of the war, you would be ready to negotiate, you?" "

" Crimea was very "russified" "

in Mykolaïv , Igor, he is not a military. His city is among those that have undergone very heavy bombings. He deeply loves his country. But like many others, he prefers to say it discreetly. For him, it is necessary to negotiate, and especially not to try to recover the Crimea: "I think that the territories should be released. But the Crimea was very "russified". I am not at all sure that its inhabitants want to return to Ukraine. And then, the price to pay would be so high. We cannot wage war forever.

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Because the sacrifices are too large after nine months of war, the sufferings marked the country with a hot iron. Igor knows that the more war will last, the more against the current.

"I would like to touch Putin two words"

a coffee in my hands to stay hot, Evgenia explains that he lives with his brother on the ground floor of their house. The first floor was blown away by a Russian rocket, described Clea Broadhurst , Special Envoy at Boutcha. They are cramped in a room without radiator or electricity. As a light, only a bulb connected to a battery: "We have a small stove, and wood in advance. The most important thing is to have a roof above our heads so that nothing falls on us. I sleep here and my brother next to it, but when it is even colder, we will sleep together near the stove.

It was in their basement that they took refuge when the strike fell. Then they lived a month underground before Boutcha was released. "I'm really angry," exclaims Evgenia. I would love to touch Putin two words, face to face.

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difficult living conditions

Angelica's apartment was completely destroyed by a strike on March 2. Impossible to go back today: "A first arugula fell. But it was the second that exploded and it started to burn. There was black smoke everywhere. We lost all our family, marriage, my son when he was young. Not to mention everything else accumulated for 30 years… ”

for a few months, she has lived in a prefabricated complex, with 60 other people. Seamless in the common kitchen, Angelica explains that they are often immersed in the dark, without heating, or electricity: "It's hard, you are in your coats and you are already cold, imagine sleeping here.

For thousands of people who live in the between two, however, the harsh winter is just beginning ...

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