The War in August, 2008. The eyewitnesses are telling. Angela Dzhioeva

Mon, 18/07/2011 - 11:41

Dzhioeva Angela Vadimovna, 1987 d.b. an inhabitant of Tskhinval

On the night of August, 8, 2008 the strong explosion was resounded, I have been already in bed at that moment. Having heard the first roar, I did not pay any attention to it because the Georgians had been periodically firing South Ossetia in the evenings. But the first explosion was followed by the next ones. I jumped out of the bed and ran into my mother’s room. The light was disconnected. We went down into the cellar.

It was so terrible. We had not time to take even a blanket along with us; all night long we spent sitting in the dark and fear. Nevertheless by the morning my mother walked up into the house to phone our relatives but the mobile communication was disconnected. We thought that the doomsday had come; at that moment we were assured that no one would survive though we tried to calm each other. In the evening of August, 8 the bombardment slightly ceased, our neighbour came running to us and told that she was going to send her children to Vladikavkaz the next morning and suggested us to go with them. We agreed. Each time when a plane was flying over us, it seemed that they were the Russians coming to rescue us, but we were mistaken. It was the Georgians, bombing us. I could not understand, why we were annihilated, and the whole world kept silent about it. I admire our Ossetian boys` bravery who so selflessly struggled for our Republic, defending it the first three days. Thank God, the war has ended at last; I wish nobody would suffer such nightmare.