WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES: A pharmacist from Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine agreed to share a photo of her badly scarred face “to show the world” the results of the Russian shelling
A Ukrainian pharmacist said she wanted to “show the world the truth” after suffering horrific facial injuries from Russian shelling in the besieged city of Kharkiv.
Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Kharkiv was considered one of the most threatened cities while Vladimir Putin’s troops massed at the border, and has withstood horrific bombings and carnage.
The city’s resistance typifies the reaction of Ukrainians since the February 24 Russian invasion, and residents have refused to surrender.
Nina was photographed with her face covered in cuts and scars from an attack with a tweet saying she wanted people around the world to know what’s happening in the city.
The tweet, shared by the President of the Liberal Democratic League of Ukraine Arthur Kharytonov, read: “This is Nina. She is a professional pharmacist from Kharkiv.
“Before the Russian bombing, she served at the 9.11 drugstore. Nina agreed to show her face after meeting ordinary Russians.
“Let the world know the truth. She will need a very long treatment.”
Russia is calling the war a “military special operation” to disarm Ukraine and protect it from “Nazis.”
Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov said hundreds of buildings, including many residential ones, were destroyed.
“It’s impossible to say that the worst days are behind us, we’re constantly being bombed,” he said.
A witness in the city said she saw people on the roofs of apartment buildings throwing grenades or similar ordnance into the streets as resistance continued.
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A second witness outside the city said they heard explosions louder than any day since Russian forces began the attack last month.
Putin says his “special operation” aims to destroy Ukraine’s military capabilities and capture what Russia sees as dangerous nationalists.
The invasion has killed thousands and displaced a quarter of Ukraine’s 44 million people from their homes. Russian bombs have hit residential areas, schools and hospitals in Kharkiv and other cities.
“Putin has already crossed the red line into barbarism,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as London unveiled restrictions on Gazprombank and Alfa Bank.
“The tougher our sanctions … the more we can do to help Ukraine.”
Canada and Australia also tightened sanctions on Russia on Thursday as the war entered its second month. However, the EU lacked the unanimous support needed to impose further sanctions and struggled to implement the measures already agreed.
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