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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day twenty-seven

We are absolutely exhausted. We decide to take a walk around the centre of Berlin. We go to the very centre of Berlin. Its scale

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day twenty-six

The German attitude to registration is interesting. In order to get your documents, you have to go through more than one authority, many of which

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day twenty-five

We make Ukrainian borscht for our new friends. We manage to make it a perfect red colour. The vegetables are fresh and flavourful, the beetroot

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day twenty-four

Our mayor reports that the Russian invaders used a BM-30 Smerch, a modern multiple rocket launcher system dubbed “Whirlwind”. It’s a truck with a large

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day twenty-three

I wake up early again and begin browsing on my laptop. Believe me, my laptop is my only source of leisure in the cold country

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day twenty-two

In Germany, people turn out to be as polite and attentive as the Poles. We can stay with Sylvia, a kind and sensitive girl from

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day twenty-one

I’m having panic attacks. I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and immediately check my newsfeed. The artillery attacks,

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day twenty

Three days ago, Mom left to find some food and water. She never came back.  I’m hungry and I’m tired. I’m alone.  For the past

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day nineteen

Our next destination is Berlin, but there are so many people at the station that we can’t get on the train. Everyone wants to be

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day eighteen

[[After a train ride of 12 hours, we arrive in Lviv. We want to have breakfast, but we have to get in line for the

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day seventeen

I wake up and know today is the day I have to leave. I take only the essentials: personal hygiene products, a change of clothes,

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#14 Beyond the headlines of war

Day sixteen

The situation in Odessa is escalating. My boyfriend has asked me to leave. I have spent the last three days unable to calm down. I

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