The subway by Pavel Dorohoi
From the beginning of the war, Kharkiv was exposed to artillery fire and even occupied by enemy troops. In this situation, the subway was perceived by many residents as the only relatively safe place. They began to move there and – over time – slowly got used to living there. Subway cars standing at stations were occupied. Families with children settled in isolated technical rooms. Most were simply camping on the platforms. Water, food and toilets became a problem. The numbers of hungry people were growing. In May, the administration told the people to leave the subway cars and then to leave the subway. People were forced to leave their shelter that at least gave them an illusion of safety.