“The Russians are riding tanks and moving through my town. Missiles were flying overhead followed by planes and then helicopters. No one fired a shot here. No one was hurt.

Tanks, at least 20, moved right past my house. I waved at one to test if they are harmful and one waved back. They are young. They all look my brothers age who is in the army. (19)

I have never heard noise like this. The planes flying are very loud. I am just glad our area was not targeted for bombs. I hope my brother is not hurt. I hope he is alive.”
– “Mychajlo” Ukrainian civilian. Invasion of Ukraine, Feb 24th, 2022

This story was documented by Nicholas Laidlaw.

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