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Christ is risen! After more than a week of rain, the sun came out over the city. However, there are not so many citizens ready to meet it here. The mayor estimates that 40% of the population has already left. Thousands have been unsuccessfully trying to follow them for the past few days, as information about the forthcoming referendum, census and forced mobilization has emerged. The same moment the Russian military stopped letting people out of the region. At their own peril and risk, Kherson residents are trying their luck under shelling to get along the mined road to Snigurivka, passing 50+ Russian checkpoints in order to be refused at the cherished last frontier. Particularly persistent and patient still manage to drive towards Kryvy Rig through Beryslav. I will not hide the fact that the route to the Crimea is also used. From there you can move further to Georgia, Turkey and even Europe.
It is still hard for me to believe that the referendum will take place, its support here is close to zero. Even more nonsense seems to be the mobilization of local men to participate in the war with their own compatriots. But the Storyteller has been showing in practice what the absurd and the grotesque is for exactly two months now. He crossed the line a long time ago when he first made war a tool to achieve his goals. Who can say now what line he will stop at?