On the rightmost picture: Nastya and her dad at the very last time she saw him alive.
Original published by mnews Письмо Насти Коптевой Президенту РФ Владимиру Путину / April 30, 2015
Translated from Russian to English by O.C. – Edited by @GBabeuf
Preamble: Nastya and her mother do not have internet at home—sometimes there is no water or light either—and they often hide from the shelling in a storage room for potatoes, two square metres in size, in the basement of their home in Sobinov Street, Kievsky district of Donetsk. “Nastya never cries in public,” says her mother in tears. She still does not believe that her husband Pasha was killed, but hopes that he is somewhere in this war, just unable to communicate with his family.
Greetings, dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!
My name is Anastasia and I live in Donetsk. I know that you are a very busy man, but I would like to tell you about my life today.
Why you? Two months ago, my Pappa died. He was a Militiaman of the Donetsk Republic. He volunteered in early July [last year –ed.], and my mother and I have not seen him for seven months. He was always on the front lines, and, at the end of January, in battle at Donetsk Airport, Pappa was mortally wounded. Now we are left all alone. Our house is also close to the airport; very often we have had to hide in the basement all day and my school was shelled twice. I now go to school in another part of town. I attend art school, and this year I will graduate from the communal school of musical arts. Many of my friends and classmates left Donetsk last summer, while we have not left for a single day. I was born in Donetsk, and I love our hometown, and my mother and I could not give up on it, because it was probably scared by gunfire too. But we all survived—together.
Now, there is almost no firing, and I am no longer afraid when my mother leaves the house. But after Pappa’s funeral it became quite empty, he always protected and cared for us, and now he even gave his life protecting us. I miss him, I miss him greatly. Maybe it is strange, but I decided to write you.
When I hear you on TV, I get the feeling that you can protect all of us. Please protect me, my Mamma and my city from the war. We no longer expect help from anywhere. My Mamma often says that the main thing is—we shall live until we win. My grandmother survived the war against the Nazis as a child, and she always said that for her Victory Day is a holiday more sacred than Easter holiday. [The main Orthodox Christian holiday—ed.] Unfortunately, my Pappa will not be able to celebrate our Victory Day together with us, but we believe in our victory—we must win, because Truth is with us.
And yet I have a dream—to visit Moscow on the day of the Great Victory, to see with my own eyes how people celebrate Victory Day, to see the fireworks. After a year of life under bombardment, I have forgotten what a holiday is; I really want my mother to stop crying and to see her smile again. And I hope that smiles around us will more and more increase. I ask you, if you can help, please help, it will be a great and long-awaited joy for us.
Thank you for everything.
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This is very heart touching letter. Thank you so much for posting this, as it shows more of the human side of the conflict surround Donetsk and Ukraine right now. My heart goes out to the Ukrainian peoples.
Nastya, you are not alone, at least not in the thoughts even though you may feel physically alone; you have many well wishers and we are certain that you shall live to see peace and fraternity that we all crave for all the humanity not just for the chosen few. So don’t ever lose hope. With lots of love for you and all the other children of Donesk.
I feel the same way about Putin too, Nastya. He is working with the Eastern Alliance – together, they will rid the world of the scum that’s destroying this planet and its people, they’ll create a new currency that depletes the accounts of these monsters…. But Putin needs time and he has to play it safe if he wants to end this – you don’t get second chances in a war-game like Chess. And he is the chessmaster.
Yeah, he is trying to help the Donbass, Russia and Russians come first for him, so I have no doubt that he is for humanity.
Hang on Nastya and everyone in Donbass.. zionist bastards will be paying soon.
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Sadly, because of the US control over the nazi regime, Russia cannot come to the aid of the Donbass, it would play directly into US and EU hands. They only need a contrived excuse to declare war on Russia. The destruction of the Donbass will continue and the atrocities will worsen in an attempt to bring about a reaction from Russia. Likely Putin receives many letters like hers because she and the others do not realize how his hands are tied behind his back. Cameron, Merkel, Hollande, in fact the Danish and especially the Polish are willing to allow the nazi battalions to pulverise Russian civilians in an attempt to start the war.They are the pawns in this “game” of war. Kiev will continue it’s ethnic cleansing of Russian citizens rights, identities, homes, lands and lives until they are utterly destroyed. Poroshenko promised the Donbass it’s children would not go to school, they would be hiding in their basements, they would go hungry and would not have hospitals. So far he has made good on his promise and the US/EU/NATO will not allow him to halt the slaughter, because they know at some point Putin will give up asking the EU community and the UN to intervene and he will send troops and possibly even heavy artillery and tanks in to stop the escalating murder of citizens. He hasn’t done so yet, and this may seem an awful thing to say, but he shouldn’t. The lives of the people in Russia are those he is responsible for and they must come first, to try and rescue the Donbass peoples would cause untold destruction of his own peoples in Russia. The eastern Ukrainians were doomed from the moment the US led coup began and the nazi regimes started stripping away at the rights of the Russian citizens in the Crimea and the eastern region. It was by design with a twofold purpose in mind: to make the Ukraine financially dependant on western money to the point that they would renege on their debt to Russia and to foment war against Russia by destroying the lives of the peoples of the Donbass. It must be infuriating to the US and their EU partners in crime to have failed so far. Russia must refrain from coming to the aid of the donbass and the Russian speaking peoples must accept annihilation or perpetual conflict.The Ukraine nazi regime, where so many war criminals fled to after being given a free pass for testifying in the Nuremberg Trials, are not killing Jews. Their new Lebensraum victims are Russian speaking ethnics and as we witnessed on June 9th, to the western world 10 million Russian lives lost are to be dismissed and their memories spat on by those who thrive today because of that sacrifice. We live in an evil world where power plays use the lives of civilians to reach the intended goals. The EU elites who see Russia as the fly in the ointment will not intervene, that would require a conscience, something they likely have not. The Palestinians have waited 70 years for help, they are still waiting, what chance the Donbass peoples in their expectant hope for justice?