This trip turned out to be quite difficult. First of all, this is due to the fact that we had only 2 days in Kyiv and 4 days on the road.
We drove to the border in two cars. The car that we handed over to the Ukrainian army needed some repairs, so the maximum speed on the autobahn did not exceed 120 km/h.
Having rested a little from the road, Andreas saw the evening capital of our country. Unfortunately, only from the outside and during the air raid, St. Sophia and St. Michael’s Cathedral, Independence Square, walked along Khreshchatyk Street and rode the Kyiv Metro.
On the morning of the next day, we unloaded humanitarian aid for the military and a large family. After Andreas visited the bunkers at two defense points of the sky above Kyiv. And even drank exclusive tea (tea for real Ukrainian heroes – for the Soldiers of the Armed Forces).
On the same day, we visited the city’s state institution, where Andreas became an involuntary witness of how easy and casual communication with employees of state institutions is in Ukraine.
The evening of this day was also accompanied by sirens, martyrs, ballistic missiles flying from the territory of Russia to many regions of the Ukrainian states. The same evening in Kyiv, fragments of a rocket fell in several districts of Kyiv. They fell on residential buildings.
On the 2nd day, a trip to the city of Gostomil, the city of Bucha and Irpin was planned. I really wanted Andreas to see the consequences of the presence of the Russian world in Ukraine. There is a lot of restoration work going on in these places. Many buildings were demolished, most are in the process of restoration. And there are also those that were completely destroyed by the war. We drove through the restored Vokzalna street in Bucha, where we destroyed a column of Russian vehicles moving towards Kyiv.
Looking at the photos and videos we took, it is hard to believe now, but the footage from this street was on the pages of all world publications. Today, this street looks completely different – it has actually been restored. New private houses were built in place of the destroyed ones. Reconstruction is also a struggle. This is a manifesto – rejection of war.
I would like to see and show a lot more. We have no doubt that it will be possible very soon!
Kyiv, like all of Ukraine, has a long history, a huge number of ancient buildings, wonderful views and always leaves a wonderful impression. We will certainly acquaint those who wish with our beloved peaceful and free country, with our native cities, and we will show the consequences of this war for a long time to come. And for now, each of us aches for our Ukraine, loved ones and relatives.
Being safe, we must not forget about those who are risking their lives fighting for Peace and bringing Victory closer. That’s what we’re here for. That’s why we need to keep donating and helping.
Many thanks to everyone who participated, who helped with things and products.
Thank you for your support and kind words!
If it weren’t for you, this trip might not happen!