On the third day, the Poltava City Council has a reception point necessary for terrorist defense. Here, on the spot, humanitarian aid is received and sorted, which Poltava residents bring for defenders.
Valery Parkhomenko, First Deputy Mayor of Poltava: What they bring us is food, then clothes, Molotov cocktail bottles. We collect warm clothes, because it is cold outside, the guys need to be on duty.
Olga Mykolayivna from Poltava came here with her son and colleagues. He says: they brought various canned food, medicines, napkins, vegetables and cookies.
Olga Nikolaevna, Poltava: This is our Ukraine and we believe that we will be ahead. Our Ukraine will win. We are with our guys, it hurts who can.
Mrs. Oksana sorts all these packages here. He says: it is nice that the citizens take care of the defenders.
Oksana, volunteer: You see, caring people carry everything and a lot of clothes, food and medicine. Requests to all – let them join. There are our guys. Our sons, brothers, parents. But volunteer Elena is here with her daughter in the morning. It is shared: they could not stay at home, bought everything they needed and came to help.
Elena, volunteer: Here with people somehow, you feel more confident, calm for your hometown. Because it is necessary to protect, guard, defend.
The reception point is open at the central entrance to the Poltava City Council around the clock. At present, the greatest need for defenders is hygiene.