Many of the villagers in Yahidne were grateful to see the activists organize the recent rave.
“We feel that the village is not empty when they are here,” said Viktoria Hatsura, 29, whose son was also helping to clean up the rubble. Mrs. Hutsura, together with her three children, spent almost a month in captivity in the basement during the Russian occupation.
She said she was happy to see so many young people willing to bring positive emotions and help to her village.
Other residents in Yahidne praised the effort, but not the techno music.
“I can’t say I like the music but I’m grateful to these children for their work,” said Oksana Yatsenko, 42, who lives close to the House of Culture.