The multi-day video diary of a girl in Mariupol (we translated it for you) begins with the smashing of a window: “Tonight our window was smashed.” The war had already begun, explosions could be heard in the background. “The glass is everywhere.”
From then on, the seven-minute video witnesses the increasing deterioration of the situation: the family has to spend the night on mattresses in the corridor, collect snow from outside to have water, and bombs gradually destroy the area. The family is beginning to brace for the worst: “We’ve packed all our emergency stuff.”
On March 9, fire breaks out on the 3rd floor because the family has no signal, the father walks to the fire brigade. “My nervous system said goodbye to me.” On the tenth day of the diary, the family finally moved. The yard of the former block of flats has turned into a battlefield.
At 4 a.m. on March 12, the building where the family is staying is almost completely destroyed. “The blast from the bomb destroyed everyone around the building. Meanwhile we were all at home and slept. Mom and I were under the covers. That saved us. None of the broken windows hit us, two people were injured.”
The girl shows what the apartment looks like now and remarks: “You could shoot a horror movie here.”
After all, the family is with friends who share the food with them. Here the video ends. “Thanks everyone!” says the girl.