On the other hand, the Great Britain Square may appear in Odessa, as well as the Heroes of Mariupol Street – in memory of the ATO soldiers. The mayor of the city insists that due to the fact that the port and other enterprises are not working, the treasury will lose about 1 billion 800 million hryvnias. About how military hysteria is whipped up, general sabotage of mobilization, as well as how and how the port city lives, Odessans told MK. Источник www.mk.ru These visiting nationalists “rule the ball here.” The word “Russian” was removed from the name of the drama theater. – For example, the residents of all neighboring houses used to go down to the basement on Srednefontanskaya Street. — People are now strongly rallied. Elena says that there are many refugees from the Lugansk region in Odessa. Therefore, the prices are still divine. In Odessa, they are afraid that gas prices will rise even more. – Everything is legal! A man who sold military ammunition received from abroad, intended for the army, can go to prison for the next 5-10 years.. Pensions and salaries are paid without delay. Apricots are already sold for 70 hryvnia (126 rubles) per kilogram. Another of our interlocutors, Galina from Odessa, complains that she, like many state employees, has had her salary cut by a third. Someone jumps out onto the platform in the common corridor. But the authorities are assuring citizens that the difference in tariffs will be covered by international financial assistance. It is even optionally forbidden to teach Russian. A real personnel invasion. In response, up to 14 rockets were fired at military facilities. The beaches are mined. Although it is already hot, the thermometer today is +25, recently it was +29. Someone sews linen for the wounded. Why are they asking the Americans and the British for special equipment for demining water bodies, underwater drones. They began to burn books by Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Chekhov in their village schools. – The beaches are closed. In Odessa itself, as Oleg says, a similar decision has not yet been made. “There are bomb shelters in the city, but scandals break out with them every now and then,” says Elena, a resident of Odessa. This is not the first time that the Armed Forces of Ukraine, using aircraft, drones and Western weapons, are trying to attack Zmeiny Island, which is under the control of Russian troops. Before going outside, we study messages in telegram channels with a friend, where “messengers” were seen in the morning. There are deliveries from abroad. It was announced that from September 1, such subjects as the Russian language and literature will no longer be in the school curriculum. She has a sewing shop there. But we do not take them yet – they are expensive. – Everyone already knows that the safest place in the apartment is the hallway. Recently, for example, one such businessman was detained, who promised to bring anyone who would pay 3,000 dollars abroad. So in Gribovka on the beach, the 50-year-old head of the family from the Donetsk region died. They are helped by both volunteers and citizens. Life-saving medicines can be obtained at humanitarian aid distribution points. A lock appeared on the door, the keys to which only the residents of this house have. They bring vegetables and twists to the needy. A liter of homemade milk costs 22 hryvnias (about 40 rubles), a kilogram of meat costs 100 hryvnias (180 rubles). – All key positions in power are occupied by people from Western Ukraine. — And now we are sunbathing on concrete slabs. “Just returned from the market, brought two bags,” says Galina. The first wall can take on the force of the explosion, and the second – fragments. Recently, drilling rigs were hit, which stand in the sea, 70 kilometers from the city. A small, as we say, milk onion costs 25 (45 rubles), a beetroot costs 60 hryvnias (108 rubles) per kilogram, tomatoes, like peppers – 65 (117 rubles). And melt down the bronze of Catherine II and use the metal for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Cherries can be bought cheaper – 50 hryvnia (90 rubles), cherries – 30 (54 rubles). – Alcohol can now be purchased from 9 am to 8 pm. But there were cases when people, having decided to swim, were blown up by mines. But charitable organizations are also shaken by scandals. Although they were thrown into the sea by the Ukrainian military themselves. There were patriotic organizations that offered to transfer the monuments to Deribas and Potemkin to the museum. Our prices are almost the same. At the same time, as Odessa residents say, conscript carriers are constantly being caught in the city. And right in the center of Odessa, anchor mines are thrown ashore by storms. “But there is good news in all this hopelessness,” Andrey says. There were cases when the doors of the apartments where the deviationists sat down were opened with the help of a grinder. Volunteers bring potatoes and arrange “bulbdays”, anyone can come to the specified address and take vegetables for free. And then the basement was renovated. – I bought a young potato for 30 hryvnias (54 rubles). Now they are going to rename Novomoskovskaya street, as well as Voronezhskaya, Borodinskaya, Kurskaya… Even Chapaeva street is going to change its name. Elena's family, like many Odessans, stays at home when the alarm goes off, observing the rules of two walls. They explained: “Everything goes to the needs of the army.” The fare in minibuses has risen in price and now costs 15 hryvnias (27 rubles). Outsiders cannot get there. For mines, now sometimes black bags full of garbage that sway on the waves are mistaken. There have already been cases when thieves poured gasoline from the tanks of cars at night. Prohibition is loosened. – Gasoline has risen in price, but for now, a liter costs from 52 to 59 hryvnias (from 92 to 106 rubles). School libraries are clearing shelves for books by English, American and French writers. And right at the time of the alarm, she kicked teenagers out of the shelter. – Odessans repeat. Every three meters there are signs “mined”, “no way through”, they say – to ensure the defense of the region. At one time there was no salt, “Artyomsol” was bombed. But we drive diesel, a liter of fuel costs 57 hryvnia (103 rubles). And when he retired, he returned with his family to his parents' house in Odessa. I decided not to leave the house. There are no vacationers. There you can rent a sun lounger for 200 hryvnias (360 rubles) and swim mindlessly in the pool. – Recently, a relative called from the Odessa region. Oleg worked in Urengoy for many years. The administration assures that they want to open at least some sections of the beach. They also rewrite the numbers of cars that stand in the yards, so that later they can be compared with the lists of residents. The estuaries are also not safe now. The townspeople, in turn, are actively donating money for the Gazelle for volunteers. And the volunteers know where to heat the sand to fill the bags. The situation with many drugs is even better than before. For those who have money, as Irakli says, there are beach clubs. But now salt can be bought freely without any markups. But he has long had a reputation among Odessans as a weather vane. The authorities had to intervene. Previously, any of the townspeople could go down there. Andrey says that the employees of the military commissar go around with agendas and from door to door. “To give them a summons, they can catch them on the street, in the gym, and at the bus stop,” says Andrey from Odessa. After oil rigs were bombed in the Black Sea, air raid sirens are increasingly heard in Odessa. Right now, for example, I saw that the police with the staff of the military enlistment office were “catching Pokemon” very close to us, at the exit from the Tavria supermarket on Varnenskaya. The lady was explained that the owners of all types of shelters are obliged to let townspeople into the cellars during an air raid. We take a bottle of water with us and pour ourselves so as not to bake. — Surprisingly, there are medicines. If you don’t come to the military registration and enlistment office without a good reason, you will be charged a fine of 3,400 hryvnias. Local authorities call them hostile. It is necessary to tighten the belts. The fact that “there is no sea” is also lamented by pensioner Irakli. How much is a strawberry. And then you can end up in a colony. Elena gives another example of a shelter on Troitskaya Street. – Where else? Three walls already separate them from the street. Speculators immediately raised prices. Although the same Teroboronists who patrol the embankments, drunk, climb into the sea. Soon the head of the charitable foundation will be tried in Odessa. People are driven out into the street during an alarm, the opportunity to swim is sold for a lot of money
The threat of full-scale hostilities looms over Odessa. I want to plunge into the sea. And then the hostess showed up there, said that it was private property. Mayor Trukhanov should decide on this issue in August. “I don’t watch local television, I can’t hear about all this de-Russification and decommunization,” says Oleg. Now he can sit down for 7 years.