Sevastopol, scene of ubukhazikhazi Russian, bemagange ukuhlabelela 'uhambe ekhaya’

Sevastopol, scene of Russian glories, eager to ‘go home’

The flag Ukrainian akukaze ngempela iye ahlanganiswe Sevastopol futhi port yayo kwaqashwa, ekhaya ukuze waseRussia Black Sea yemikhumbi kusukela esikhathini samakhosi tsars.

Futhi njengoba Moscow ukuqinisa kophiko lwayo phezu eCrimea, izakhamuzi bathi ngabomvu usuku lapho ifulege Russian, ukuyo yonke indawo kakade, fly njengoba standard olusemthethweni.

Kuleli dolobha 350,000 — lapho tikwele kanye nasemigwaqweni athwale amagama Amaqhawe War YaseCrimea noma Soviet Union — ukuzimela Ukraine ngo 1991 kwakushaqisa.

Ngakho lapho pro-Kremlin umbuso uViktor Yanukovych lanqotshwa ngenyanga eyedlule, amashumi ezinkulungwane baphuthuma emigwaqweni, yokubuthanela esigcawini enkabeni etshumayela-pro Moscow usomabhizinisi, Alexei Chaly, njengoba imeya entsha yaleliya dolobha.

“Izakhamuzi Sevastopol yanquma ukusika bonke ubuhlobo thugs, Izigebengu amaNazi ngubani ashaqe amandla e Kiev,” Ivan Komelov, Umeluleki ukuze Chaly, etshela i-AFP.

“AKEKHO ophikayo umphumela” of the March 16 inhlolovo eCrimea ekubeni yingxenye Russia, uthe.

“Ngesikhathi 23 zeminyaka uzibuse, Ukraine akenzanga lutho kithi. Kiev wathatha imali yethu futhi yilokho. Lapho abantu bakwa-Sevastopol kuye kwadingeka nezwi sethemba ukuthi umama Russia uyophendula ucingo futhi zisikhiphe esifubeni sakhe.”

Chaly, owenza wonke umcebo wakhe electronics embonini, is e Sevastopol abaziwa ngokuba usekelwa ukuvuselelwa esikhumbuzo ukuze inkumbulo heroes Russian.

Phakathi kwazo Vladimir Kornilov, kwaqashwa Umkhuzi Russian owayehola ukuvikela Sevastopol ngokumelene ibutho Franco-British-Ottoman ngesikhathi iJerusalema livinjezelwe usuku-349 lomuzi 1854-55.

Amazwi Kornilov odumile yokugcina ngesikhathi iJerusalema livinjezelwe — “Avikele Sevastopol!” — abangu anesithombe eziteji kule mpelasonto njengoba izakhamuzi eziningi zakuleli dolobha babuthene pro-Russia umhlangano.

silokhu sithi “Russia! Russia!” isixuku wabuka njengoba umenzi Nadezhda babkina bacula zidansa ingubo multi-anemibala, wembatha itshali ezifekethisiwe umnqwazo zendabuko.

Phakathi isixuku kwaba Pavel Filipov oneminyaka engu-47 ubudala, egqoke anorak elibomvu kwaphawula “Russian Team National” ngesiNgisi.

– 'Njengetshe ukufakelwa bhunkula’ –

“Sengilinde okwamanje osekuphele amashumi eminyaka,” uthe. “Siya ekhaya, ivoti lapha kuyoba 100 kumaphesenti ayi-Russia.”

Umkakhe Olga, 46, ukhumbula nenkathi yamaSoviet lapho umuzi namanye aseduze laba imfihlo izindawo wezempi ivaliwe kwabezinye izizwe.

“Saba nezingxoxo ngokuthula nokulondeka, sasishiya okhiye bethu ngemva nje ngaphansi mat, izingane ezazidlala ngaphandle. Kwakukuhle,” wathi.

Touring umuzi, kungaba ukungabaza okuncane indima ebalulekile Sevastopol odlale emlandweni Russian.

A “hero City” kweSoviet Union, Sevastopol isaha 250,000 Amasosha iRed Army bashonile ngesikhathi amabutho German wehlela e 1942 ngemva kokuvinjezelwa okwadala umonakalo.

Lase kabusha Stalin ngemva kwempi, izakhiwo zawo eziphambili ngokubabazekayo futhi statues kuze amaqhawe zikleliswe kanye onqenqemeni elibheke ichweba.

Eduze kwaleli chibi, izitolo ukudayisa ezimthende itilosi shirts izivakashi, odonsa esime ngwenya bese iRed Army eziyisikhumbuzo.

I yellow-and-blue flag Ukraine kuyinto zikuphi.

Ehlezi ebhentshini, Anna noLarissa, abesifazane ababili e 60s zabo ngamazinyo ngegolide, yokucashela Ukukhemezela ngaphansi izambulela zabo.

Bazokwazi “umsebenzi owanelisayo ngenjabulo” uvotele eCrimea ukujoyina eRussia ngoMashi 16, wathi Anna, ababengeke anike igama lakhe lokugcina.

“Lo muzi bekulokhu Russian, futhi naphezu lokho okwashiwo, asikaze ingxenye ye-Ukraine. Kwakungathi ukufakelwa angawamukelanga — sasingabantwana Ukraine ngegama kuphela. Manje siya ekhaya,” Anna wathi.

“Ukraine iyizwe ompofu kakhulu. Konke lakho liyoba ngcono kakhulu kithi lapho lwemali wethu ruble,” wathi Komelov of ihholo ledolobha.

“Russia iyizwe elicebile nelingubhongoza, okuyinto Ukraine akusoze. Yebo Ukraine ngubani bengavumelani nathi ngeke bavunyelwe ukuhlala. Like bokufika kuleli abahlala eRussia.”

Umthombo: afp.com

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