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How You Can Support Ukraine

While I do, at least for the time being, intend to continue sharing stories of my travels, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the heartbreaking events unfolding in Ukraine. As I was debating what to write, I came across this post from a fellow blogger about how to support the people of Ukraine… something that I think has been on all of our minds recently. I know I’ve felt pretty helpless over the past week.

I’m anything but an expert on foreign policy or Russia or Ukraine so I’m not going to give my personal thoughts or commentary. Me sharing my uninformed opinions won’t be helpful to anyone. What might be helpful is to reblog this post from Wandering the Gap which contains information about how to help from afar.

If anyone has additional links, please feel free to share them in the comments. Additionally, I’ve been trying to educate myself on the current situation and the historical context of these events. If anyone has good sources of information, please share those in the comments as well.

This isn’t my normal type of content, but the situation in Ukraine has been weighing heavily on my heart as events have continued to unfold. Today I …

How You Can Support Ukraine

15 thoughts on “How You Can Support Ukraine”

  1. Once again democracy is on the ropes. If you want a bit of insight into how things operate in Russia, I will recommend Red Notice by William Browder and what he was faced with when he went up against the Russian system. Also, a Last Week Tonight episode from John Oliver about 5 years ago on Putin. In short, their “leaders” do not operate or think like we do. It is a very scary and dangerous time and we must all do our best to help Ukraine. Their leader is a hero. Allan

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    1. Thanks, Allan. I had seen that book recommended earlier this week, it’s on my list of sources to read. I will look up the John Oliver video, I always appreciate his blunt truth telling.

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  2. When looking at the Ukraine situation Diana think the American Revolution…sort of. The major difference is that Ukraine has existed as an independent country for thirty years. But it is a country or region that has spent a great deal of its history as a vassal of Russia much like America spent 150 years as a vassal to England. They like us are against a vastly superior invasion force and are vastly outgunned. But like our country they are giving the Russians a hell of a fight. The Ukrainian people are very courageous and loyal to their land. Can they thwart this invasion of their land and sovereignty? It’s going to be tough and only time will tell. I wish we as a country could do more as most people do, but I am not really ready for the “Mutually assured destruction” of our country, Russia, Ukraine or the world. So, we can only keep giving what we can.

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    1. Thanks for the explanation, that makes a lot of sense. I do understand why we as a nation can’t get involved… I think most of us aren’t ready for what that would entail.

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  3. Thanks for sharing such valuable information, Diana! Everyone wants to do their bit to support those who have been forced to flee their homes because of the invasion as the effects of this conflict have been compounded by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has put even more strain on the most vulnerable families and children. Already the poorest country in Europe, this conflict will bring further hardship to children across Ukraine, both in the short and long term.

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  4. It really breaks my heart to helplessly see these unnecessary wars which not only cause destruction to mankind, but also engender devastating effects on the already polluted Earth. Thanks for this post Diana….

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  5. That’s good information about how to help the people of Ukraine. This is a very sad time. The future for the nation of Ukraine looks bleak and no amount of sanctions will help prevent Putin from making it part of Russia. The Americans have incredibly sophisticated military equipment but they can’t use it without risking a nuclear war. If there is a light at the end of this tunnel I can’t see it. Thanks for posting this Diana.

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