December 18th, 2022
War in Ukraine – Week 42
Our morning didn’t start with a coffee. 3+ hours of air raid alerts, 76 missiles launched at the civilian and critical infrastructure, 60 of them were shot down. My furry assistant and I decided to channel our anger into medical supply inventory and packing. A big thank you goes to our American and Polish friends for keeping us busy!
Two biggest pieces of news of the day:
Ukraine: We are expecting another large scale attack involving 200,000 mobilized russians early next year. We don’t need more Ukrainian soldiers, we need more weapons.
Russia: During the 10 months of 2022 the mortality rate in Russia has decreased by 19%.
Ukrainians’ response: Could be, because they are all dying in Ukraine now.
Highlights of the past couple of days:
By 7.40 am today 10 kamikaze drones had been shot down above Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament approved the disbanding of the most corrupt court in Ukraine (unfortunately, our MPs also supported 2 terrible bills).
I filled up my tank in one go for the first time since January!
We’ve been getting 8 hours of electricity a day, the schedule for today is 00:00-2:00, 8:00-10:00, 4:00-6:00, and 10:00-12:00.
As for the picture below, this is how Ukrainians get their water in the heaviest-hit areas of the country.
At the same time in a parallel universe, there is a fusion energy breakthrough.
These ten months most Ukrainians are doing something they never thought they would, in so many different roles. Some are super-humans fighting off hordes of Russians in the direst of conditions, others going to what seems like hell and beyond to tear as many innocent victims of this madness out of clutches of death as they possibly can.
And then there are us, doing our best to support their efforts. Another $20,000+ of medical supplies have arrived from the US, a couple more drug stores emptied out, and all of it is headed to where it is needed the most.
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