The train station in Siversk caught fire due to Russian shelling. The building is more than 110 years old, it survived two world wars and was one of the symbols of the city.
Vitaliy Gatchenko, the first deputy mayor of Siversk, who was dismissed to serve in the Armed Forces, told this to Free Radio.
A video of the consequences of another attack on Siversk by the occupiers has been posted online. Residents filmed the premises of the railway station, which was almost completely engulfed in fire.
Deputy Mayor Vitaliy Gatchenko notes that the train station building was the oldest in the city, its symbol and decoration.
"This is a historic building built in 1911. The station itself is one of the symbols of Siversk, which is located in the middle of the city. And it was with the construction of this railroad and the station building that Siversk began in the form we know today. Now you can see for yourself what happened to this oldest building in the city," the official says.
During the Second World War, a hospital for Soviet troops was set up in the station, Vitaliy Gatchenko notes. Now this building has been attacked by Russian invaders.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 27/03/2023