The metro in Ukraine's second city Kharkiv, which has served as a bomb shelter since the Russian invasion at the end of February, resumed services on Tuesday despite sporadic shelling in the north eastern region. "We have restarted the Kharkiv metro and almost all its stations today," mayor Igor Terekhov told journalists. "We decided to relaunch services because we have to relaunch the economy," he said, adding that train rides would be free for the next two weeks. The Kharkiv metro, with 30 stations, has sheltered thousands of residents seeking to escape indiscriminate shelling on the city, which is adjacent to the Russian border. For 28-year-old Artyom Zelensky, who works in a car repair garage, the sight of people riding the metro was jarring.
Source: MetroXpress May 25, 2022 02:12 UTC