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There are no children now, and the statue of Gorky is missing its head.
The commander explained that ‘from the start, the enemy has been just throwing live meat’ into this fight. But now they’ve ‘understood this doesn’t work’ and are adapting.
Compared to previous strikes against larger population centers, missile strikes hit Sloviansk in only small numbers, lulling the city’s civilian population into a false sense of security.
The subway’s surfaces aren’t damp, but a thick humidity is chokingly palpable. The air tastes and smells like the collective exhale of hundreds of people.
On the battlefield, Ukrainian soldiers are fighting for the very survival of their nation. They are backed up by a ferocious resistance fought by Kharkivites on the home front.
Journalists, distant observers, and armchair tacticians these days turn not to in-person briefings but rather to their smartphones, and they see Ukrainian battlefields themselves in close to real-time.
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