BAKHMUT, Ukraine — When rockets scream across the skies of eastern Ukraine the people below are hostage to fortune. All have survived, for now at least, on the eastern front of the war between Russia and Ukraine where life and death seem a simple matter of chance. “I was thrown over there,” she said, gesturing to a wall and puzzling the ill luck that has made her homeless. ‘Miraculous survival’On a road outside the frontline city of Soledar, serviceman Oleg Yashchuk recounts his own near-miss in an almost giddy tone. “Suddenly a tank started shooting at us.”“It shot into the gazebo, into the water, where there were many soldiers,” he says.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer August 14, 2022 08:26 UTC