"Invincible Kharkiv citizens": local coffee shop, which did not stop work despite the Russian shelling, touched netizens. Symbolic photo
In Kharkiv, a coffee shop located in the affected area continued to operate after Russian missile strikes on the evening of December 30. Despite the fact that windows were smashed in the building, it continued to receive visitors.
A powerful photo was shared on her Facebook page by Ukrainian human rights activist and journalist Natalia Zubar. The author of the photo noted that the cafe is located in the city center, 200 meters from the 5-star hotel that was hit by the missile.
The photo shows that the large panoramic windows of the cafe were shattered by the blast wave. Outside, there were shards of glass. Inside, the lights were on and everything looked normal: people were even lined up in a small line to drink coffee.
"This cafe is open. Here is how it looks. This is #Kharkiv," the journalist described what was happening.
In the comments, netizens expressed their support for Kharkiv. "Invincible!" wrote one of Zubar's followers.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- On December 30, at about 19:10, Russian troops launched missiles at the central part of Kharkiv, damaging civilian houses and a hotel. As of 21:40, 20 victims were reported. The State Emergency Service stated that three of them were children.
- Preliminarily, Kharkiv Palace was hit directly, approximately on the 12th floor. This is an elite hotel located in the center of Kharkiv on Nezalezhnosti Avenue.