Life in frontline Gorlovka (photos)


“Student” speaking. This weekend “Texas” and I visited Gorlovka. Children of Glubokaya mining village, whom we recently took to the water park and circus, invited us to see their school celebration of Day of Laughter.

First we decided to examine the place of recent shelling of Bessarabka microdistrict. On March 31 several shells hit the residential districts near the House of Culture. Several apartment buildings got heavily damaged.




The fire was presumably opened from the direction of Dzerzhinsk town and Yuzhnaya mine occupied by Ukrainian military. The hanging flags evidence that their observers sits on the spoil tip.


School №6, to which we have been invited, is not far away from the frontline and was also damaged by the artillery shelling. Despite this, 120 kids come here daily to study. And despite the more frequent shelling, the parents and teachers decided to make a celebration for the children.



Performers sang songs for the children. Kids participated in fun competitions and had fun singing and dancing themselves.



Fortunately the situation was relatively calm during the event. However, the sound of exploding mortar shells was getting louder and the children hurried to get home. This is what childhood is like in Glubokaya mining village on the outskirts of Gorlovka.


Source: “Essence of Time” unit in Donbass

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