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Mariupol Chronicles, Part 2

Updated: Mar 27, 2022

Mariupol is invincible. Nothing and nobody can defeat it. We are not afraid of tanks, Grads (soviet multiple rocket launchers), or shelling. We are extraordinary, amazing, unpredictable and positive. We have so much courage and fortitude that life itself protects us.

Imagine me scrolling the news feed. There, of course, everything is very sad, a solid gloom. Yes, this is understandable. Terrible things are happening in our country and in our city… But, suddenly, I come across a post that warms my soul and gives me confidence that everything will be fine.

We will definitely win, spring will come and cucumbers will grow. Ordinary, green cucumbers. With the smell of freshness and grass. Because despite the war and all this horror, sprouts in tiny pots sprang up on the windowsill of Mariupol citizen Sergey. And he admires them very much. Therefore, he posted a photo of these beauties and proudly wrote: ‘All five varieties of cucumbers have risen. I will take care of them :)’

February 25 at 9:38pm

Russian Text by Nadezhda Sukhorukova, translated into English by Ukrainianvancouver team – Mar 24, 2022

Photo: Sergey Golubkov, February 25 at 21:11pm

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