The battle continued for five days. Defenders engaged in a firefight with infantry, but they had no weapons against tanks…, so they had to run and hide in dugouts and trenches. The enemy tanks came close. Shelling would not stop.
They took all personal things, a mobile phone, identification documents, money, everything I had with me. It was humiliating – the way they detained us, called us names, beat us, and you cannot do anything about it, cannot respond. They told me I was Ukrainian, but the place was Novorossia.