In one room in the school cellar in the village of Jahidne is a large green iron door. The people, who had been forcibly held here by the Russians for almost a month, wrote a calendar in the middle of them to know what day it was. They started on March 4, ended on March 31, when “ours” came. To the left of the door are the names of the villagers who were killed outside by the Russians, a total of seven people. “Januka was shot, Leonid Hryshchenko was shot,” reads a local janitor for Radio Free Europe reporters. On the right, they wrote the names of people who could not stand the conditions of the prison and died outside the cellar, including the dates when it happened. The first was Dmytro Muzyka, the oldest of them. The door in the cellar, where the inhabitants wrote down a calendar and the names of the people who died. Foto – tasr / ap The whole village Much has been described about the atrocities of the Russian army, but this case is exceptional. The village of Jahidne is located about 15 kilometers from Chernihiv, it is an agricultural village where people from the city have their dacha, it consists of five streets. Almost all the inhabitants of the village, more than 350 people, the Russians kept locked up in the cellar of the local school continuously for 25 days. According to locals, there were four people pushing here in one square meter. They could not lie down, they had to sleep or sit. The basement under the school has two larger rooms and six smaller ones, people were everywhere during the March days, even in the corridors. According to one resident, 138 people crowded the 74-square-foot room. The youngest child was two months old. “The space was so crowded that (a 70-year-old man) had to sleep on a stand and was tied to a wooden ridge to keep it from falling,” said Matilda Bogner, head of the UN monitoring mission. There was not enough fresh air, a small and large need to perform This article is the exclusive content for subscribers of Diary N. Are you a subscriber?
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