Here are the main quotes:
Ukraine until February 24, 2022: were Ukrainians ready for a big war?
“All the people who still had some kind of brains and worked normally, they understood: everything is going to war. And when Russia recognized the LPR and DPR, and also concluded an agreement with them, I said: the first shot [from Kyiv] towards Luhansk and Donetsk would mean the beginning of the war, but then no one believed me. But this shot was fired."
How did the war affect ordinary Ukrainians, who have been living far from the front for the last eight years?
“Everyone had a comfortable life when you lie in nirvana, and you feel good and everything is possible: you can close your eyes to everything; you can not see what you do not want to see; you can not read what is unpleasant for you to read ... They turned a blind eye to the fact that shelling was carried out on the peaceful cities of Donbass, that hospitals, bus stops, markets are being hit every day; that every day 2-3 old people and a child die... [Ukrainians who live far from the front] felt comfortable. And suddenly this whole comfortable and beautiful life broke down.
Were you personally scared?
“No, I understood that I would not be the target of this war; I knew that no one would personally kill me. I'm talking about explosions in the Kyiv region, where I lived [at the time of February 24]: Gostomel, oil depots, explosions - I heard all this, my roof was shaking; I heard the work of air defense, departures, arrivals.
Later, Elena Markosyan left Ukraine for Russia. How it was - read here.
Do Ukrainians want peace today?
“Ukrainians absorb hatred through TV... Ukraine today is a nation completely infected with the virus of exclusivity: great Ukrainians, etc. They are such great ukry that words can not convey! They always rejoice when someone is ill.”
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