War in Ukraine – Week 34

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Day 235

October 17

Another kamikaze drone attack during morning rush hour in Kyiv. Some were shot down, but, unfortunately, not all.

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook


Day 237

October 19

Organizing an event in Kyiv these days:

Last minutes planning because of the possibility of a drone attack. Getting our first choice venue one day before the event, since another one was canceled because of the possibility of a drone attack. Sending out daily confirmations that the event is indeed happening. Reassuring the guests that the event is happening on the day of, despite the nonstop air raid alert lasting all day (the map of alerts is pictured below). Inspecting the bomb shelter underneath our venue for Plan B. Answering calls and messages from guests, coorganizers, and colleagues that are stuck, because the subway operator decided it wasn’t going past this one specific stop because of the air raid alert. Having important documents and promotional materials held hostage at the print shop because of the air raid alert.
Not receiving important documents because our contractors’ accountants are in bomb shelters. Breathing out when the air raid alert is lifted 45 minutes before the event was set to begin.

But we did it!

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Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook


Day 240

October 22

This is why about a million of Ukrainians are left without electricity today. Russia at its best.

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Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook



  • Nataliya Melnyk

    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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