Mykolaiv, Ukraine – Surrounded by a crowd cleaning up the debris caused by another Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, Marat Bagdasarov cannot contain his outrage.
“Europe sold us out, Americans are b***rds,” said the pensioner.
“Why? Traitors. To protect their children?”
A few weeks ago, there were nearly half a million people in Mykolaiv, a major shipbuilding centre east of Odesa, Ukraine’s third-largest city and major port hub.
Today few are left, and they have to rely on handouts as there is no more drinkable water. With the economy at a standstill, people are selling whatever they own, some to pay their utility bills. Even then, there are hardly any buyers.
SOURCE: AL JAZEERA