Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko showed the story of a metro worker who lived and worked at a metro station for more than a month, taking care of the residents of the capital.
As an Ukrinform correspondent reports, Vitali Klitschko published a video story about this in Facebook.
“I continue to talk about #PeopleTvogoKiev. About those people of Kyivians who do everything to make our city a comfortable, beautiful and safe European capital. Today is the story of a woman whose work in the first months of Russia’s large-scale aggression depended on the comfort and safety of thousands of Kyivans. She did not leave Kyiv and lived for more than a month at the Lukyanovskaya metro station of the capital. – When it served as a shelter, and the inhabitants of the capital were forced to hide at the station from missile attacks on the city. This is a story about 38-year-old Maria Chernega, the duty officer of the Lukyanovskaya metro station,” the mayor wrote.
He said that on the first day of Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, Maria was not afraid and, despite the fact that she lives in the Chernihiv region, went to her shift to work in Kyiv. And she worked for more than a month at a depth of 90 meters underground – in a shelter – at the Lukyanovskaya station.
At the same time, in addition to the usual work of the station duty officer – receiving and sending trains, helping passengers with limited mobility, maintaining communication with other Green Line metro stations – the woman helped organize the life of Kiev residents in the subway, distributed humanitarian aid, food, kept order and station security.
Also, while Maria was on duty, a rocket attack occurred near the station on March 15, as a result of which the lobby of Lukyanovskaya was partially damaged. Then the station was closed for several days to repair the damage.
As reported, in Kyiv, at the Zolotye Vorota metro station, security trainings were held for citizens on a number of issues, in particular, on actions during an air raid and on how to provide first aid in different circumstances.
Photo from the site: kyiv.klichko.org