Sixth day of war between Ukraine and Russia and the Ukrainian country faces it as if there had not been that first negotiation to end the conflict because the attacks have continued throughout the night. At night, Kiev is deserted, anti-aircraft alarms sound and the sound is that of bombing. A 64-kilometer-long Russian military convoy is heading for Kiev and could prove a full-scale offensive.
A shell hit an oil deposit, attacked a military base about 25 kilometers from Kiev and the Army airport was another target of Russian troops. Despite the start of negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, the war that was predicted a week ago as a blitzkrieg is dragging on.
Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, has criticized the bombing and missile attacks while negotiations are taking place. The consequences remain devastating and the flow of refugees is constant, especially towards the border with Poland.
Other families decide to stay in their homes and take refuge in bunkers. Meanwhile, the international community continues to mobilize, strengthen its borders and send humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
What reaches the citizens of Russia about the war is only good news that is transmitted from Russian propaganda. Also, through that same propaganda.
However, the gap for the Russian government is on social media where it shows what the troops are doing in Ukraine and the street atmosphere is far from euphoric. Many Russians do not agree with the decision of their government, but protesting in the street can mean being arrested and going to jail. In fact, the Duma is preparing a new legislative package so that protests can lead to criminal charges.
On the other hand, the Russian media are also suffering from censorship and are not allowed the word ‘war’, but the euphemism “special military operation”. The Russian citizen is already suffering isolation.