NO to WAR

It is hard to stay silent with the recent events in Ukraine. I’m one of the thousands of Russian-Ukrainians. As a child I used to spend all my summer holidays with my Ukrainian family in the Luhansk Region, which is now in the epicentre of that war. It was such a beautiful place with wonderful people – very caring close-knit community of Ukrainian and Russian coal-miners, working shoulder to shoulder in the deepest and some of the dangerous coal-mines in the world. Amazing men who were going 700-800 meters under the ground to feed their families, always coming home with a big smile and a hug for us, kids! Such a terrible crime against people, such a terrible war…..

Coalminers

This area has never recovered from the 2014 war with sobering pictures of destruction. Here is just one of the images from that time – an airport before and after the 2014 war.

Donetsk Airport before and after the 2014 war

Who could ever imagined that Kharkiv in 2022 would look like London in 1942. Kharkiv is the second-largest city and municipality in Ukraine that I used to travel through when visiting my family in Ukraine in 1980s. Beautiful city with wonderful people – people who have nowhere to run now and are hiding under the ground from shelling.

Kharkiv in 2022

Russians of all genders, ages and walks of life are standing with Ukraine against the war! In all major Russian cities people are protesting the war. The breathtaking bravery of people who know they’ll be arrested and prosecuted for this….

Russian people are protesting the war in Ukraine

NO to WAR!

5 thoughts on “NO to WAR

  1. Praying for those you love.
    Dr. Jennifer C. Walts drwalts@mac.com http://www.chalkdustanddreams.com 912-977-6447
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  2. Over Soil says:

    All this because of someone having the wrong thoughts and too much power over others.

  3. I’m trying to figure out how just one person can have that much control or megalomania. To have a whim or even a deep seated hatred to inflict so much pain and misery by just one man. There should be a test before anyone takes a position of power and it should be by what they have done for the 10 years leading up to taking that position. If it isn’t humanitarian they should be automatically excluded from it ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

  4. Krista says:

    πŸ™πŸ™

  5. Yetismith says:

    Mankind will never learn how to control the monsters. I feel for everyone involved.

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