Themes by tag: Mykolaiv
Despite the war and russia’s shelling, the Museum of Strategic Missile Forces remains open in Pervomaisk, Mykolaiv oblast, which has no analogues in Europe. The museum was created at the site of the combat position of the rocket regiment of the 46th Rocket Division of the Strategic Rocket Forces. The underground command post and one of the missile shafts still remain intact. In total, the museum collected almost 24,000 exhibits. In particular, the museum exhibits missiles with which russia is currently destroying Ukrainian territory.
In order for the Christmas tree to light up at the capital’s railway station this year, you need to spin the pedals of a mechanical generator. And the main Christmas tree of the country located on Sophia Square is decorated with energy-saving lamps. Most likely, the Christmas tree will be lit up at certain hours of the day. Among other things, points for recharging gadgets will be set up next to the generator.
The “Indomitable Christmas Tree” was installed in Mykolaiv. It is made of a camouflage net that covers the monument to St. Nicholas. Previously, this monument had been covered with sandbags to protect it from destruction. On St. Nicholas Day, December 19, people are encouraged to bring their toys with wishes to put them up on the unusual Christmas tree. And in Kharkiv, the New Year tree was placed underground. A Christmas tree was put up at one of the metro stations.
Specialists of “MykolaVvodokanal” have already started the work to restore the supply of drinking water to the city. There was practically no drinking water in Mykolaiv since the beginning of the full-scale war. Teams of utility workers are working on sites where the 73-km long pipeline burst. They found 4 places of damage. Some of the damage looks as if the pipe was deliberately fired upon from tanks, the city says. The utility workers themselves tell how “MykolaivVodokanal” is restoring the supply of water to the city after the liberation of Kherson.
Mykolaiv has already installed 4 concrete shelters for city residents. There they will be able to hide during air-raid warnings. Shelters are reinforced, properly certified and can protect against debris or a blast wave. Each of them is designed for 15 seats for short-term stays.
In addition, Vitaly Gidevan and Elena Noina, the known Kyiv artists, painted the walls of shelters to make them look more attractive.
Heorhii Molchanov’s craft winery “SliVino” is located near Mykolaiv and suffers from russian shelling, as well as the city. However, even under such conditions, the enterprise does not discontinue working. Now farmers together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine decided to raffle off the unique bottle of Grad Cru to raise money for the purchase of vehicles for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This wine is made from the “war” grape harvest 2022, which survived the shelling with russian MLRS and got on the Daily Telegraph pages. And its label features a modified BM-21 Grad combat vehicle with an uncorked bottle of champagne instead of a multiple launch rocket system.
The first reinforced concrete bomb shelter was built in Mykolaiv’s Korabelnyi Raion near a public transport stop. The bomb shelter is made of reinforced concrete under an Israeli design. The structure weighs over 70 tonnes. Inside, there are benches for 18 people. However, the ventilation system enables 24 people to use the bomb shelter at a time. The first bus stop bomb shelter was installed in Kharkiv in August this year.
At the beginning of the full-scale war, Mykolaiv Zoo didn’t have enough money to even feed the animals, because it didn’t have any income. It is located in the center of Mykolaiv, and there were no people willing to come to the zoo under fire. So the zoo management suggested that Ukrainians buy tickets to the zoo online. This led to raising UAH 3 million for the animals, Volodymyr Topchiy, Zoo Director says.
In addition, Lutsk Zoo, which is far from the front line, decided to employ refugees from Donbas. For example, a man, who used to work at a factory, bottle-feeds even-toed ungulates now, and a cook prepares food for monkeys.