Escaped prisoner of “Azot” told about what is happening at the plant

These were probably the remaining Veseushniks, because the Nazis would most likely have shot them on the spot. Photo: Lina Korsak
“No way,” the man admits. When asked what he personally thinks about the change of power, the interlocutor answers with caution. Most of the Ukrainian military, while there was an opportunity, left the city in the direction of Lysichansk. According to the interlocutor, he, as an employee of the plant, knew the scheme of shelters from the very beginning. The shelling of the city that began in late February did not bypass it. On June 1, he himself came to the territory of the plant, but he could not go back. Only the Nazis and foreigners remained. No one knew that a few days ago there was an agreement on a “green” corridor to the territory of the LPR. I said that I live nearby and I want to run home for things. Metelkino, LPR. Despite the fact that, according to the military, there are now 7-8 people left here, we were able to find only one. The shelter itself is large, it was built during the Soviet Union. When asked if Ukrainian servicemen provided at least some support to civilians who found themselves in a hopeless situation, Gennady replies that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were simply indifferent to the civilian population. Shooting regularly. There are no surviving houses, almost all residents left their homes and evacuated. – Gennady spreads his hands. They were not engaged in assault, but we heard constant insults from them. At the exit from the territory of the plant, the Ukrainian military stopped me, began to check my documents and asked where I was going. Using the water supply map, I cut off the water supply in a number of premises where it was necessary. Photo: Lina Korsak
—Very tense, – the interlocutor admits. There was simply no one to service the generator. I didn’t want to hide in a bomb shelter, I delayed it to the last. So I just plucked up the courage and decided – come what may. – Until June 1, despite the shelling, I went to work. From the first day they massively began to leave the territory of the plant. A howitzer was located outside the plant, which fired at the peaceful areas of Severodonetsk. They went into any yard: “Why are you sitting here, waiting for the Russian world?” – and away we go. This I saw with my own eyes. On the contrary, I turned it on where necessary. We rarely have. – Howitzers fired, Rapira cannons, there were two tanks on the territory, Cossack drove (Ukrainian armored personnel carrier – “MK”). — I saw what was happening at Azovstal when people tried to leave from there. Who is on the side of the Luhansk People's Republic, who is on the side of Ukraine. They went in, they went out. The fence, which once encloses the territory of the dwelling, is scattered on the ground with tin sheets. Then it became very noisy, they were shooting incessantly, so I decided to go for cover. – As soon as heavy shelling began, the water supply stopped. About ten days ago, Ukrainian troops brought equipment to Azot. Just a couple of days since we were released. —Nope. Photo: Lina Korsak
— “Aidar” was mainly located in Severodonetsk. So the man was taken hostage by the Ukrainian armed formations, who settled in the plant's bomb shelters. “People were crying in fear all the time. There they committed atrocities, anyone will tell you about it. Before the shelling began, they stood in the village for several days. There was no food, there was practically no drinking water. — There were two wells at the plant, we switched them to generators and pumped water ourselves for some time. Gennady worked all his life in Severodonetsk at the Azot chemical plant. The LPR guys seem to be good, they helped with products. – They did not treat us in any way, they went about their business. Our special correspondent reports from the special operation zone
The military of the Luhansk People's Republic, with the support of Russian forces, took control of the village of Metelkino, which is located southeast of Severodonetsk. And what kind of “new power” it is, it will be seen further. The window panes are broken, the door is warped. The rest of the people are so frightened that they simply do not leave their houses. And what should we take? I didn’t want to repeat it, but it wasn’t safe to be there either. – The evacuation to the other side was only at the very beginning, as soon as the connection was lost, the issue of evacuation was no longer raised. They “bombed” the stores, there was enough good. They consulted, twisted my documents and eventually allowed me to leave. Gennady said that for the past two months, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been constantly on the territory of the plant. The MK correspondent was one of the first to visit the liberated village and found out what its inhabitants had to endure. Источник —What do I think? I'm lucky to be local. Photo: Lina Korsak
The village of Metelkino is located just five kilometers from Severodonetsk. You yourself know the scale of what they were then. The military did not offer food or medicine to civilians. They themselves spoke some in Russian, some in Ukrainian, but they demanded that we only answer in “movie”. – The shelter was not to say that it was full, about 22 people. Gennady's house, as well as the neighbors' houses, is all dotted with fragments. The military communications antenna of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was on the largest pipe there, and they controlled it. I think I'm just lucky.