From Lxxx (Day 72): Dear brothers and sisters, Yesterday was a relatively calm day for us. There were several air alarms, but without serious consequences. We could work normally and move around the city.
Now we have a problem with getting fuel. The cars stand in lines for a long time in gas stations. The mayor encourages people to use public transport, but it doesn’t go regularly. The only supplier of the fuel is European Union and the prices are going up. Though we live in a small town we have to drive a lot around, so it’s a serious problem for us.
We were glad to hear about the liberation of some our territories in the south. We hope all our territories will be liberated soon.
People tell about the life in the occupied cities and villages. Russian military filters residents and arrest those who seem suspicious for them, especially young men. They confiscate everything they want and rob people. They take away telephones and people have no connection to the world around. They don’t allow people leave their homes and walk in the streets, so people often stay without food.
One young man who was able to escape from Kherson and lives in our town now told that he was arrested and kept imprisoned without any explanations. Several times he was taken out to be shot, but they shot past him. His escape was a miracle.
Our counselor, Axxx, wrote me from France yesterday. People from Ukraine keep coming there. Yesterday she was counseling a woman who escaped from a city near Mariupol with her little son. That lady (Anastasia) talked and talked without stop describing again and again how heavy bombs fell on the buildings around without stop and she was holding her son and praying for them to miss her building.
Please, pray for the family of our friend Victor, who died in the east. It’s a problem to bring his body home, so they don’t know when to plan the funeral.
Please, pray for people in the occupied cities and villages and pray for our soldiers who are taken captives. Russia doesn’t keep any rules of human right conventions. They humiliate and torture people.
Today we are going to have a support group meeting for refugees. Pray for people to be open and pray for their healing.