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War in Ukraine – Week 24

War in Ukraine – Week 24

Day 167

August 14

Can’t unsee this. Just a bus stop in Mariupol after the Russian world descended on it in all its glory. No wonder they are saying that some of the places they themselves destroyed won’t be rebuilt, because there is nothing left to rebuild.

War in Ukraine – Week 24

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook

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Day 165

August 12

He enlisted on Feb. 24, before that he had grown wheat for 30 years.

“I did it to protect my children. Since then I’ve seen my daughter once and gotten to hug my son for a couple of minutes. I couldn’t let him go. He is 6, and my daughter is 26. After our victory I will take my children on a round-the-world trip. I will love life more. And I will grow wheat, so that there is no hunger in the world.”

This is who is going up against a blood-thirsty horde from the North.

War in Ukraine – Week 24

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook

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Day 164

August 11

This is definitely not how she imagined her life. In the basement of an apartment building in the part of Kharkiv that gets heavily shelled every single day. With just some remnants of peaceful life, her cat, daughter and son-in-law. At the age of 92!

War in Ukraine – Week 24

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook

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Day 163

August 10

When evil is allowed and goes unpunished for decades, this is what happens. 80 rockets were launched at residential areas of Nikopol region last night. 10 people dead, 11 injured, more than 20 apartment buildings and 11 private houses are damaged, as well as 2 schools and administrative buildings. Thousands of people are left without electricity.

War in Ukraine – Week 24

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook

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Day 162

August 9

Fourteen years ago they invaded Georgia. Before that, there was Transnistria in Moldova and “intervention” in Ichkeria. After that they invaded Ukraine in 2014 and in 2015 “intervened” in Syria. Now it is using the biggest nuclear power plant in Europe as its military base after turning it into a minefield. If it blows up, it will be Chornobyl times ten.

How exactly is Ukraine refusing to give up its territory the problem here?

War in Ukraine – Week 24

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook

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Day 161

August 5

Love is…taking a couple of days off from defending your home to get married and then going back to risking your lives so that others can keep theirs.

War in Ukraine – Week 24

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook

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  • War in Ukraine – Week 24

    Nataliya Melnik is a longstanding partner of the Free Market Road Show. She lives in Kyiv and is sharing her Facebook diary. We wish her all the best! If you want to support the Ukrainian people, have a look at http://helpukraine.center/en

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