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    The day in the city was followed by powerful explosions in the vicinity. In the morning automatic bursts could be heard within the city boundary. Tomorrow, probably, we will read about another strike on the Russian military base in Chornobaivka. There are also battles near Stanislav. For several days I watched the convoy of Russian vehicles moving in that direction. In the morning - that way and back in the evening. They settled right under my window, in the dormitory and educational building of the same lyceum, where on March 1 they shot territorial defense fighters. Like many other residents, I wanted them not to come back. My wife and I even went to take pictures of their deployment to pass on to the Armed Forces. But we quickly realized that this military base will be here for a long time. It is located in the middle of residential areas where families with children live. The city is shrouded in smoke. Reeds are burning in many places. The humanitarian blockade and the capture of activists goes on. Thousands of pensioners, pressured by fear of hunger and uncertainty, are queuing for Russian Z-humanitarian aid. But there are those who come to stores with the last money to buy Ukrainian goods that have risen in price twice. They deserve to have their little feat noticed: treated or given a discount. Despite the stubborn resistance of local residents, the machine of "people's republics" is slowly moving along the knurled road from point A to point B. However, the Ukrainian army is moving faster.
   Kherson watermelons are known throughout Ukraine and beyond. This year they are a special camouflage variety. In 28 days of the war, more of them burst than in 10 years of the USSR campaign in Afghanistan . But these figures do not stop the Storyteller. He stated that "an acceptable loss is thirty and fifty thousand watermelons." A completely logical continuation for the story with the justification of the Afghan war and the personality of Stalin.
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