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Richard D

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Thu Mar 3, 2022, 08:10 AM Mar 2022

It's bad and getting worse (edited to add more) [View all]

Last edited Thu Mar 3, 2022, 03:07 PM - Edit history (1)

From a friend:


Talked to dad

Russian tanks are in the village.

They came, took whatever they wanted from local stores. They took local hostages, older folks to use them to sit on the tanks under gun points so Ukrainian resistance don’t throw Molotov cocktails at those tanks. Someone knocked in their door at night, they hid in the hallway away from windows, and little Nick their grandson was whispering are we going to get killed tonight.

Electricity is out, so no heat and no water, it’s 32 Fahrenheit outside. There are 2 roads to Kiev - one is destroyed and another one under fire as we speak. Hit or miss. New reality for regular Ukrainian family in 21st century.

This is a simple example. Thankfully they are not buried alive under some smoking ruins left after the air strikes. Kharkov is in ruins, no one is safe. It’s real war.

Try to swallow this

The world has to hear the truth about this peacemaking operation.

* * * * *

More from my friend:

My ancestors on this earth survived the revolution, fascist occupation, Stalinist repressions, hunger and deprivation.
But my city is one and a half thousand years old and it will survive this war too!
Kyiv was the capital of Russia when there was a swamp in the place of Moscow.
My city, my people - will survive and will only become stronger.
But the Muscovite kingdom came to an inglorious end.

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This is from your friend? nt Phoenix61 Mar 2022 #1
Yes nt Richard D Mar 2022 #13
How horrifying. PittBlue Mar 2022 #2
slow-motion annihilation RussBLib Mar 2022 #3
Yes we watch the Ukrainian people being wiped out in front of our eyes. Irish_Dem Mar 2022 #4
It is excruciating. I agree with you. We usually respect treaties? I do not agree. Magoo48 Mar 2022 #8
Russia Expert Fiona Hill Reveals How It Could All Go South For Vladimir Putin SleeplessinSoCal Mar 2022 #28
Let's hope so. Magoo48 Mar 2022 #29
She recalled sitting next to Putin at a state dinner murielm99 Mar 2022 #57
Not optimistic timvrip Mar 2022 #58
Agree with you 100% geardaddy Mar 2022 #42
And a week ago they were living lives much like our own. They are us. Scrivener7 Mar 2022 #5
I guess Russia can do whatever it wants RussBLib Mar 2022 #6
I have no doubt the tyrants of the worlds are taking note. RevBrotherThomas Mar 2022 #9
Sadly. Codifer Mar 2022 #25
The world Delphinus Mar 2022 #7
most of the world knows the truth RussBLib Mar 2022 #11
I hope some Russian or a group of Russians do what needs to be done with Putin. Botany Mar 2022 #10
Putin needs to "jump out of a window" RFCalifornia Mar 2022 #34
Or have a cup of tea. nt dv421 Mar 2022 #36
No that is the way Putin kills people. He will more than likely get shot by by somebody around him. Botany Mar 2022 #37
It's heartbreaking ❤️‍🩹 Tickle Mar 2022 #12
I can't watch either. LittleGirl Mar 2022 #32
The millions of war refugees and civilian dead of Yemen and Syria, spare a thought also? Alexander Of Assyria Mar 2022 #14
+1 n/t LuckyCharms Mar 2022 #19
thank you Kali Mar 2022 #21
Thank you. As to say the truth...ethnocentric media coverage is the root cause of Alexander Of Assyria Mar 2022 #30
Palestinians too. nt childfreebychoice Mar 2022 #23
WWIII Has Begun, Putin Will Use Nukes, (Again), Says Fiona Hill Roc2020 Mar 2022 #15
I tend to agree. n/t LuckyCharms Mar 2022 #18
She walked that position back a bit last night on Colbert. Nt Fiendish Thingy Mar 2022 #20
Probably wasnt her position in the first place...don't know...but first the outrage, then the truth. Alexander Of Assyria Mar 2022 #31
President Biden "our intelligence tells us he won't use nuclear weapons." PortTack Mar 2022 #24
Which means, I hope, the Generals won't let him obamanut2012 Mar 2022 #41
The important fact that needs to be drilled into Putin Algernon Moncrieff Mar 2022 #54
Again? PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2022 #26
We have to unite against this monster. Initech Mar 2022 #33
Agreed. And now. Evolve Dammit Mar 2022 #47
Yup! Tomorrow may be too late. Initech Mar 2022 #50
She walked those statements back on Colbert PortTack Mar 2022 #45
Link ? left-of-center2012 Mar 2022 #16
Verklempt! czarjak Mar 2022 #17
The Ukrainians will probably eventually succumb to the sheer weight of Russia's military COL Mustard Mar 2022 #22
People will be part of that smoking pile of ruble. Boomerproud Mar 2022 #35
I've got a friend hiding with her sister and mom and others qazplm135 Mar 2022 #55
I'm sorry. COL Mustard Mar 2022 #61
The whole thing is so rotten TeamProg Mar 2022 #27
What a nightmare! smirkymonkey Mar 2022 #38
Putin's great-great-grandson Habitation Mar 2022 #39
This image is stunning rhiannon55 Mar 2022 #52
Yes please do 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦? Habitation Mar 2022 #62
And just today the Russian leadership claimed the Ukrainians were using "human shields" csziggy Mar 2022 #40
Coca Cola Richard D Mar 2022 #43
More ways to help Richard D Mar 2022 #44
The West Needs to Act Now to Control the Skies Over Ukraine waterwatcher123 Mar 2022 #46
Agree with paragraphs 1 and 3. It's too late for 2. Or is it? Welcome Evolve Dammit Mar 2022 #48
The time to help Ukraine was years ago radius777 Mar 2022 #56
Want to see the future of Ukraine? AverageOldGuy Mar 2022 #49
Terrifying. calimary Mar 2022 #51
On top of everything else . . . AverageOldGuy Mar 2022 #53
the scammers go over the top with the money amounts Demovictory9 Mar 2022 #59
😿 Meowmee Mar 2022 #60
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