#348 – Yevhenii, Live From Ukraine Pt. 4

Sevan Matossian (00:03):

From Ukraine.

Yevhenii (00:04):

Hello guys.

Sevan Matossian (00:06):

Okay, go on. Sorry. What about shelters? Talk to me.

Yevhenii (00:09):

Uh, I just, uh, talking about the percentage of people who go down, uh, when air alarm is here. So today I am from the shelter. Cause, uh, hour ago we got a alarm. So I sit in here and, uh, I just told that only 10% of, of less than 10%, uh, nine or 8% of all people go to the shelter and other, uh, guys sit in homes and play in Russian rule, you know? So you never know, uh, what building is destroyed, but, but mostly we have, uh, ation yet. So people don’t want to go, uh, down, especially if there’s night. Uh, so, uh, in springtime we usually, uh, go our clocks, uh, our, on our, uh, forward. So, uh, early we meeting, we was meet with you, uh, in 2021 clock. Yes, PM. But today we have 22.

Sevan Matossian (01:26):

So it’s midnight there right now?

Yevhenii (01:29):

No, no, no. It’s 10 O’ 10 o’clock 10 o’clock in the evening.

Sevan Matossian (01:33):

Oh, 20. Oh, okay. And

Yevhenii (01:38):

20 is 7th of March, uh, clocks go forward. Yes. And autumn, I don’t remember what, what day? Uh, the clocks go back in hour.

Sevan Matossian (01:49):

When’s the end date for the war? When’s the war over? Did they give you a date yet?

Yevhenii (01:53):

Uh, no. You know, there is, uh, situation is not very positive now. So it’s look like, uh, Putin one, two, uh, uh, prolonged this time. Yes, because, uh, he liked to tour, uh, cities and, uh, see what happened.

Sevan Matossian (02:14):

Hey, um, have, has Odesa been attacked yet?

Yevhenii (02:17):

Yep. We have a couple of attack on this weekend and uh, uh, two days go. Yes. Uh, I worked up from big bank and we saw the, uh, smoke from the window from something, I don’t know. Uh, our, uh, media is, uh, not show all the information for us because, uh, there is allow now that you can post the photos and videos from the, uh, attacking. Yes. And, uh, because of, uh, maybe, you know, I drop your photos with, uh, uh, big shop in KIS. Uh, so some, some of guys post photos with our military, uh, near, uh, this, uh, uh, big building. Yes. And, uh, after couple of hours there was a massive Rockett attack and you can see what is, uh, what we have from, from that good building. You can show it,

Sevan Matossian (03:24):

Let me see if I can understand that correctly. You’re saying that someone posted where the military, the Ukrainian military was on the internet and the Russians cracked that and, and struck it. And that’s the photo you sent that they were at this building and then someone posted it on their Instagram am or Facebook and the Russian saw it and attacked it.

Yevhenii (03:42):

There, there was photo from, from this building there staying some, uh, military cars. Yes. And after couple of hours, you can see what happened, uh, with this, uh, this is, uh, live situation when you see some bang. Yes. And you can show this for your friends or relatives. Yes. Oh yeah. That’s crazy shit.

Sevan Matossian (04:09):

Do you know, do you know that building personally from when you were in Kia, by any chance,

Yevhenii (04:13):

Uh, uh, that was building in 2020 and, uh, that in the win it’s, uh, the far far district in Kiev, I never be there, but I know where, where are this territory located? So can you show

Sevan Matossian (04:30):

Us the other photo? Can you show us the other photo again, Caleb? Yeah, that thing, that thing just completely is leveled. I mean, that, that every window in that building is, uh, blown out.

Yevhenii (04:40):

I want to talk about, uh, uh, these photos next photos from, from view little bit, uh, uh, after, after, after time. Cause there is some stories about it.

Sevan Matossian (04:54):

What is the term do, do you have a death toll in, uh, a Ukrainian death toll at this point?

Yevhenii (05:00):

Death toll? What it is

Sevan Matossian (05:01):

A number of people killed.

Yevhenii (05:04):

Oh, uh, we have some numbers. Yes. But I think, uh, our government don’t want to, uh, help bad with us and they don’t tell all the truth. So we can, we have some, some numbers like, uh, uh, couple of thousands militaries. Yes. But only in Marial it’s one CTS. There is, uh, common structures that, uh, work with the tos. Yes. They, uh, take, take away that people, that civilians and they talk about, uh, four and half thousands of people that they, uh, uh, take, take away to the, uh, brother, Tom from one city. Yes. This is the city that, uh, Russia take can take full. Yes. But we’re talking about that later, uh, early. Yes. And there was, uh, 80% of destroyed building and now it’s 95 near this one, uh, 100% of, uh, destroyed building and all the infrastructure in what

Sevan Matossian (06:17):

City? In Mari. In what city may.

Yevhenii (06:20):


Sevan Matossian (06:21):

Yeah. Wow. So that city’s gone basically.

Yevhenii (06:25):

So we, we can talk about, uh, 10 of thousands of people because, uh, there are 150, uh, children only children. Yes. And, uh, the near 5,000 in Marial and we have another cities, uh, like near it’s European, uh, now the, by the way also. Yes. And we have the difficult situation in it’s the, that, uh, uh, situated near the, all the, uh, stuff. Yes. And it’s a strategical, uh, point for Russians and they try to, uh, attack their,

Sevan Matossian (07:18):

Um, go ahead. Go ahead. Keep going.

Yevhenii (07:23):

Uh, I also want to tell about the, uh, that Russian troops. Yes. And, uh, for, for that time it’s, uh, more than 60,000, uh, dead bodies. Yes. 60 16, 16, 16. Yes.

Sevan Matossian (07:42):

And, and why do you feel confident about those figures? Uh, you have GU

Yevhenii (07:47):

Mm, uh, I’m smart, please. I don’t

Sevan Matossian (07:50):

Understand that. Number 16,000 1 6 0 0 0. Why do you feel, um, it’s accurate? Why do you feel confident? Why do you

Yevhenii (08:01):

Feel? Because, uh, because we have, uh, many, uh, fireplace yes. Many hot places. Yes. Like, uh, we talking about Mario, who’re talking about chingo and have some and others, uh, key S in first days of war. And there was a massive attack from air yes. To the, uh, to the Russians, uh, colons of tank. Yes. And, uh, other technique. And there was also, uh, many people. So I sold videos where, from the areas you see, like the, uh, many kilometers of UHT. Yes. And they’re big bang and you see only the piece of, uh, fire still. Yes. And, and nothing else. So I believe in these numbers cause, cause they, you know what, uh, the military government in Russia, they don’t don’t have a really plan for, for these attacks. So they just drop young guys. Maybe you hear about the young army from the crimee and the, the guys 15, 16 years.

Yevhenii (09:30):

Yes. And this is, this is crazy when, when they, uh, drop this voice for, for our, uh, militaries. Yes. The guys who prepared for this and the guys who know that Russia, uh it’s soon or later, yes. They come and want to do something. So, uh, because of, uh, because of military government of Russia, uh, fucked up. Yes. And, uh, they don’t really care about, uh, their people. It, the fact you can see this from the, from the, uh, the piece of money as they give to relatives of dead soldier in Russia, there is some, some crazy money as like, uh, uh, like a hundred bucks. Yes. I, I can’t tell you real number. So it’s, uh, 60, 60,000 thousand of Russian rugs. So now it’s, uh, 100 for, for dead son, for dead brother. Yes. Or, or something like that. And, and this is not, and, and there is one point you, you can’t, uh, have this money because of blocked all the banks in Russia, so, oh shit. You can,

Sevan Matossian (10:57):

All they’re giving you, you can’t even get

Yevhenii (10:59):

Yeah. I, I, so I listened the voice message from soldiers who talk it with, uh, uh, their WIS. So it’s, uh, in open sources. Yes. You can, you can find it because they don’t have,

Sevan Matossian (11:15):

It’s bad in Russia. It’s bad. The people in Russia it’s bad, bad for them right now.

Yevhenii (11:18):

Yeah. It’s really bad. So, uh, you, you can find, uh, a lot of this, uh, talkings because of bad, uh, canals of, uh, of how it called,

Sevan Matossian (11:35):

Isn’t it amazing. You’re, they’re attacking you and shit’s also falling apart there for them, for their citizens. Right. You’re basically saying the economy has come to a halt over there.

Yevhenii (11:45):

Yep. So they destroy our city and, uh, just destroy their economic. So no, no good. Uh, and positive sites from the war we have just guys who sold the weapons and, uh, try to do bad things. Yes. Hell money. But in general war, it’s, uh, very bad things.

Sevan Matossian (12:12):

I wanna say that you seem a little more solemn today than the, than the first few times. You seem a little more low energy, not bad, but just a little more

Yevhenii (12:20):


Sevan Matossian (12:21):

Maybe more serious. It’s true.

Yevhenii (12:22):

You know, all day, I, I don’t want to talk. Yes. I have some generalization maybe cause, uh, a lot of it’s, it’s not it, you know, it in first days of war you can read and you like, uh, there was 800 tax destroyed by, uh, air defense. There was, I dunno, some, some crazy, crazy stuff. And now, now it’s, uh, a low of, uh, part of war when something happens. Yes. But it’s not, not too much. And you don’t have such emotional, uh, emotional, emotional things. Yes. So, so it’s like, uh, uh, little soreness, uh, from, from all of this stuff. Yes. And I, I have yesterday, we have, uh, two big alarms, two and a half hours of each. Yes. And one of them I spent in the gym. So, uh, I, I, I hoped that, um, when I trained, yes, uh, I don’t, uh, don’t be bombed, uh, by missiles.

Yevhenii (13:39):

Yes. And all this time I was in the gym and I look for my phone, I see alarm alarm. Okay. So when, wait, before it ends. And only after that, I go home. So on this two and a half hours, I, uh, have one big workout, 30 minutes then, uh, some strength part with, uh, Harry squats and, and some core work. And then, uh, I have another part of time. I spent the bike and when I finished 25 minutes of, uh, there was a stretching because air alarm was there. So what I want to say that I, uh, have the alarm in the morning, early in the morning, so I don’t have enough sleep and all the day after that massive workout. Uh, so I saw him, so, uh, many, many not really good news, so yes, not too much energy. You’re right.

Sevan Matossian (14:44):

Um, uh, look at this, uh, look at this story. Um, you Odesa zoo and Ukraine opens to visitors for first time since invasion.

Yevhenii (14:53):

Yeah. It’s great. New, by the way. I, I know about that. Yes. There was, uh, many, uh, many news about that and it’s because, uh, the animals who live in the zoo, uh, they need, uh, um, food yes. And need money for, for working and to take care about animals. So I saw the photos from the opening. There was a lot of people really, uh, I think in the useful time there not people, but today happened today. I today. Yes. It’s uh, it was the show

Sevan Matossian (15:35):

Now. And then look, and then look at this story, go ahead, go ahead.

Yevhenii (15:40):

It’s more like, uh, uh, the piece of good, you know, it’s not for, I, I don’t like the zoo. Yes. I don’t like animal who sitting in the cages, but for, for that, that animal it’s bed times. So they, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (15:57):

And it’s just weird, right? I mean, what do you expect? People have families and kids there. It’s a trip. It’s a, I can’t even imagine. And then look at this story over here. You have GU this guy, oh, I think this guy OD’ed on drugs, this Taylor Hawkins guy. So here you are sitting on a place in the planet. You just want them to stop dropping bombs so you can get along, get on with your life and, and help people be healthy and, and live a happy life. And this guy’s ING on drugs. It’s just fascinating to me. Yep. All the different shit going on on this planet. You have guine, you said that there were airstrikes. I didn’t even, I guess I didn’t even think that Ukraine had an air force. Ukraine is doing airstrikes on Russian troops.

Yevhenii (16:41):

Of course. Yes. Uh, you know what, uh, if we don’t have, uh, the Al air Ary. Yes. Uh, so air force, uh, the air force. Yes. There not, uh, be Ukraine, uh, without this cause the most part of destroy, uh, Russian troops. Yes. It’s of, uh, air defense and all this stuff

Sevan Matossian (17:09):

There. There’s a number,

Yevhenii (17:14):

Uh, please repeat.

Sevan Matossian (17:15):

There’s a number that they’ve put out that, um, nearly 4 million people now, sorry. Yes. Nearly 4 million people now have, uh, left the country. And if you do the math on that, I mean, it’s, it’s a, it’s a massive number, but here’s where it gets really weird. If it really is 4 million and you make the assumption that half that all the people even are women and that half the people in the country are women. That means 20% because there’s 40 million people living in the Ukraine. 20% of the Ukrainian women have left the fucking country. And, and to put that in perspective for Americans, what that means, what percentage of our country is Chinese in, in, in the United States? Do you know, Caleb?

Caleb Beaver (18:02):

I’ll look it up.

Sevan Matossian (18:03):

Hey, listen, I, I think 16, I think like 13% of this country is, uh, is, um, people with black skin. So it’s like if everyone in the United States with black skin left, or if everyone who’s everyone, who’s, uh, I wonder what percent of our country is like, um,

Caleb Beaver (18:22):


Sevan Matossian (18:23):

Yeah. It’s crazy. So, so literally five, there was there actually there’s, what’s interesting is there’s 3.8 million Chinese people in the United States, which is about how many have left Ukraine. But, but relative to the size of Ukraine, it would be like, if all of the Chinese people left, I bet you it’s like if all the Asian people left the fucking country, I mean, that’s how many women have left your country. It’s fuck. It’s, it’s, it’s staggering. Um, that’s a shit load of women to be moving and they’re moving with kids too. Right?

Yevhenii (18:55):

Of course. Yes. Yeah. Cause they can, they can, yeah, that’d be good. So if we can a, a possibility, yes. To go. Maybe some, some guys, some men also go away, but, uh, there is a lot that we don’t don’t can go from the country. Yes. And, uh, uh, it’s, it’s good, uh, about women. Yes. Because, uh, uh, for, for many families, it’s, uh, the reason why the man can grab the weapon and, uh, he knows the, at, uh, his wife. Yes. Or his mother, my mother or kids. Yes. They in the safety and he can do what, what he must do. Yes. So with, with this reason, I also, I write you about this yes. On this week, so that I want to, uh, go on the, uh, south. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (19:55):

So sorry to interrupt you of GU it, if 20 per 20% of the us population would be, if all of the black women in the United States and all of the Asian women in the United States were all gone, just to give you a perspective of how many people are migrating out of the crane and they’re all women. It, it it’s, um, it sucks.

Yevhenii (20:15):

It’s a lot.

Sevan Matossian (20:16):

Yeah. Yeah. It sucks. It’s crazy. And, and now you are thinking you, so let’s talk about that. You were thinking about leaving Odesa to go to a city. L V I V. Lavi lave.

Yevhenii (20:27):

Uh, not right to Viv. Yes. But I, I must be and leave, leave for the day or couple of days before I go further, further. Yes. So there was, uh, with thinking with my goal. Yes. We thinking about, uh, next steps. Yes. Maybe, uh, in the de it’s not too, too dangerous now, but we don’t know, uh, what will happen after week yes. Or, or tomorrow. Yes. And it’s, it’s strange situation and I want to do something to protect her. So first what I think I, we must go, uh, near border. Yes. So I can, uh, can help here to go away from country. Yes. And we start to look in situation and look into what we can do. And there was, uh, I have a friend who now he live in ki yes. But he go on the south of Ukraine it’s, uh, far from view, but he can meet us there. Yes. And help to go further. But, uh, uh, we forget about this idea after, uh, that after the on yes. So you can show the photos of, uh, can

Sevan Matossian (21:52):

You show us the map first of where this place is? Uh, Caleb. Yeah,

Yevhenii (21:56):

Yeah, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (21:59):

Uh, OK. I got one too help.

Yevhenii (22:07):

The Western part of our country, uh, was considered a relatively safe, safe place. Yes. So we think we can go there. So it’s,

Sevan Matossian (22:19):

It’s, it’s this place over here on the left. So yeah. So if you guys can see my arrow right now, I’m gonna take my arrow down here. Odesa it’s, it’s, it’s on the black sea, and this is where Y GU is we’re speaking to him right now. I’m circling this O D E S S a. He was going to travel considering traveling to L V IV Lavi,

Yevhenii (22:42):

LA it’s right.

Sevan Matossian (22:43):

To take his girlfriend so that she could cross the border safely. How far is that, that journey and how would you make it?

Yevhenii (22:50):

Uh, because of, uh, many roads now controlled by S and there some danger on the road. So you can tell, uh, hundred percent how much time it’s, uh, it must be, cause in regular way, you must, you can go there by 40 hours on the train. Yes. And on the car, something like 10 hours. Yes. But, uh, what, what can I say to you? Uh, my, uh, good friends. We, we see the map of Ukraine. Yes. He go from the it’s north part of Ukraine and he go to the yesterday. Yes. And they’re like 80 kilometers. So it’s not too much, I guess, in distance. And he must go in such way. So all the road can consist by four hours, 80 kilometers. Yes. And he must go by the forest and fields. Yes. And looking for safety, weight for hours. So I dunno. So

Sevan Matossian (23:55):

That’s 20 kilometers. That’s 20 kilometers an hour. How fast is that? That’s 10 miles an hour.

Yevhenii (24:00):

It’s an hour. Really slow. Yeah. So you can. And how, how long can we travel, uh, to the view?

Sevan Matossian (24:09):

Is there train still running from Odesa to Lavi

Yevhenii (24:13):

It’s, uh, train for, for go waste. So it’s special train, uh, without, uh, money. So just, uh, hundreds of people, uh, staying, no, not seating, but staying and with some little, little, uh, things with you. So maybe one, uh, uh, one bag bag. Yes. And you go in this place, I show you photos find at this, but we, we want to go on the car. Yes. Now many people help other people help, uh, with money. Of course. Yes. So, uh, they, uh, go to the places yes. On their car and looking for safety, uh, safety roads.

Caleb Beaver (25:06):

So people are transporting, like, you can pay somebody to transport you.

Yevhenii (25:11):

Yeah. And, and they are on good money for this now, because, because it’s, it’s very popular now, you know, but this is not really, uh, really good take money for this, but what can we do?

Caleb Beaver (25:30):

Like vultures

Yevhenii (25:34):


Sevan Matossian (25:35):

So, so you were gonna go and why didn’t you go, why didn’t you go?

Yevhenii (25:40):

Because, uh, two days ago, maybe three days ago there was the first attack on wheel. Yes. And before, before that, yes. All the month there was, uh, quiet and no rockets, no air alarms. Yes. And now, now you can see also in we, the missiles yes. And, uh, attacking. And it was, uh, yesterday. Yes. Uh, hit an object of military infrastructure. Yes. And also on oil part on which fire was ex with all night. So yeah.

Sevan Matossian (26:20):

I see this, I see this photo of this oil field in the New York times, if you type in Lavi news, uh, Caleb, you’ll get it. It’s the, oh, sorry. It’s Washington P man. Huh? Isn’t it funny? Washington post has this, uh, uh, slogan that talk democracy dies in darkness and they’re, they’re at the forefront of killing the democracy in the United States. That’s fucking amazing. Amazing. So, so, but basically what you’re saying is, is you saw these oil fields get attacked and that you don’t think it’s safe to go there now. So you have to, you have, you are just sitting.

Yevhenii (26:58):

Yeah, of course. We, we don’t have any death and now, uh, like this fire, but you know, there is no safety place in Ukraine. Now, maybe it’s, uh, all big question where you can go and stay safe because, uh, in, in peace, peace, uh, cities, now you can find, uh, guys who, uh, film Ukrainian militaries who, uh, grabbed the information about our militaries and then, and then they have attacking. So by the way, in view, uh, police found a man who was filming the moment the rocket flew. And he, the target photos of all checkpoints of the region were found on his tape tablet. And he sent this information to two Russian numbers. So, uh, there’s some bad guys who, uh, got the information and sent to the Russian.

Sevan Matossian (28:01):

Is, is there any news of, of, of Biden being over there? We heard, uh, yesterday I heard a report that he said that Putin cannot stay in power. I’m sure that scares the shit outta people in the United States. Like what does that mean exactly?

Yevhenii (28:13):

Uh, by the way, uh, why is one of the reason why RV was attacked? Yes. Because Biden was not for, not far from that place. Uh, it far from the place. Yes. But in rockets, uh, how rockets, uh, flying yet? It’s not far. So, uh, many guys say that it’s because Biden then was in Europe. So they attacked, uh, we and show like, uh, sea, we don’t scary and we can do like that. So it is,

Sevan Matossian (28:47):

Are, are you seeing any of the support from the outside world come in in Odesa like, are you seeing any of the, uh, any of the military aid, any of the food aid, any of the clothing, any of the supplies of that? The billions of dollars are supposedly buying?

Yevhenii (29:02):

I read about it, uh, every day. Yes. And our Odesa government talk about this. We have the brother city in French. Yes. It’s Marcel. So ode, I dunno. It’s historically like Des and Marcel, uh, brother cities. So they drop some stuff for us and, uh, every time every about, yes. So volunteers, uh, grab a lot of moneys for, uh, for military reasons for guys who lost their, uh, houses. Yeah. So, yeah, I, I think it’s happened, but, uh, I, I, I don’t touch not of this. Yes. If you ask about it,

Sevan Matossian (29:50):

You haven’t received anything yet.

Yevhenii (29:52):

Yeah. Because

Sevan Matossian (29:53):

You have, you don’t have an Apache helicopter that you’re shooting people down with.

Yevhenii (29:57):

Yeah. Yeah. I not, not sit is.

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