Gabsaliamov fled his home city on 4 March. Just Fax Number List over a month later he was sent photos of his destroyed apartment. "When we left our apartment a bomb Fax Number List shattered our flat. I had a good apartment, I put a lot of money into it. I've lost it all," he says.Gabsaliamov speaks fondly of his pre-war life in Severodonetsk. His bar could hold 200 people and was one of the few venues in town to put on rock shows and stand-up comedy nights. "It was a crazy atmosphere.
The bar was pulling pints until 23 February - the day Fax Number List before the invasion. "We were still working because people always Fax Number List came," he says, adding there was a sense of disbelief as to what was happening.Gabsaliamov says he has a couple Fax Number List of friends left in Severodonetsk who are looking after their elderly parents and cannot leave.
He likens the situation to Mariupol, the port city Fax Number List destroyed by Russian forces. "It’s all burning, it’s all damaged. Now in the city you have no electricity, no internet, no water, no gas." He dreams of one day returning to his city. "I’d play football Fax Number List three times a week. We had many football fields," he says. "In the morning you drink coffee, in the evening you drink craft beer. It was a good time."