News agency 'Vchasno'

PHOTOS. «Sad and Empty»: Donetsk Citizen Showed the Сenter of the Occupied City

A resident of Donetsk, known in the social network under the nickname «Vikonsta», showed the central and western parts of the occupied city.

The Donetsk resident drove along the «Golden Ring» shopping and entertainment center, past the bus station, as well as on Universitetskaya Street, through Shakhtiorskaya (Miners') Square to the train station.

«Golden Ring» — many people know this place and still remember how much time they spent here in traffic jams or waited for their buses. Or go to the bus station «South», which is located behind the «McDonalds», — the author of the video says. — Today, car traffic is not heavily loaded. And in due time here from the «Golden Ring» to the Regional Central Clinical Hospital drove because of traffic jams for 40−50 minutes".

Having traveled around the «Golden Ring», the Donetsk resident went to the central city bus station, popularly known as the «Pit» («Yama»).

«Here, the majority of students spent 2−3 hours waiting for their minibusses», it is said in the video.

«At the time of the „Continent“ shopping center, on weekends, it was almost impossible to park a car here. And now it’s an average workload», «Vikonsta» explains.

There are a lot of unfinished buildings left in Donetsk — one of them is the Druzhba Hotel, which never received its visitors.

In the former elite car dealerships now sell used cars from Europe, Lithuania, Georgia, and Russia, as well as local used cars.

In the comments, people thanked the author for the video, which in many people caused nostalgia for his native city. At the same time, the Donetsk residents who left the occupation noted that now Donetsk looks more like a depressed mining capital, but not a large progressive city.