Kharkiv was under regular shelling from the beginning of the war to May. Districts in the suburbs, closer to the front, were attacked much more often. While those settlements closer to the front were regularly fired on by artillery shells, it is hard not to get the impression that the centre of Kharkiv was under fire with much larger missiles. It wonders if it was so because of the range or the desire to spread more terror.


The common feature of these places is a giant funnel created after the explosion. It sometimes eradicated a part of the building and turned the neighbouring buildings into ghosts with black eye sockets without frames instead of windows. The shock wave that passed through these buildings broke the plasters, buckled the walls, and the apartments looked like ruins from which the men who lived in them disappeared instantly.


In other cases, the explosion tore off the entire facade, revealing its interiors or a geyser of mud thrown away after the explosion covering facades of neighbouring buildings up to the roof level.