War in Ukraine – Week 40

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Day 284

December 4

Russian missile graveyard in Kharkiv, what is left of more than 1000 of them. Only a portion of what our biggest russian-speaking city was attacked with. Let me repeat that, just one city!

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Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook


Day 283

December 3

Living in Ukraine post-Feb.24 has definitely not been easy, but no complaints here. A. Because kids like Denys (19yo college sophomore) will never get to grow up. B. Because this is what frontline living is like these days. And for so many other reasons.

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Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook


Day 281

December 1

On this day in 1991 Ukrainians stood united when it mattered, voting ”yes” to Ukrainian independence (% of those in agreement pictured on the map). 31 years later we are united once again, and the message is even clearer this time – without Russia.

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Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook


Day 279

November 29

Went to the bank today with the air raid alert catching me midway. Sat at the nearby parking lot in case it was a short one, 15 minutes later it was over, and I made it to the bank. Went to get my tires changed, it turned out the service station had wonderful Wi-Fi, so for 30 minutes I was in Internet heaven. Got through major intersections with the traffic lights off due to the blackout without any issues, drivers self-organized and just went in turns. My phone hotspot worked occasionally.
I still have 32% battery charge on my laptop and the lights should be back on any minute now (for the next 2 hours).
Feeling like a winner today!

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They are far from being done, the map of air raid alerts right now. Let’s guess how many ‘military’ targets they will hit this time.

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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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