Hope for the Ukrainians

The war stopped suddenly in Kherson. Russians left, forced out of the southern city of Kherson. A flicker of hope reigns in Kherson, even with no water, no power, barely any cell phone coverage, with food and medicine in short supply. A very cold winter looms around the corner. Russian’s parting gifts were destruction of key infrastructure and seeding deadly booby traps all over the city, promises the Russians return.

Civilians trapped in cold basements for eight months, just to be able to climb out of their prisons was a gift from God. This gift of a little happiness and hope with family and friends still alive from this merciless war, was wonderful.

Russians view this city from across the wide waters of the Dnieper River. The Russian occupiers escaped to the river’s eastern bank, leaving much of their equipment, they left suddenly in the face of the brave Ukrainian advance.

The fighting, of course, is far from over. But a little hope and happiness goes a long way for these people who want peace, the peace of a democracy.

Putin’s unwarranted attack on the Ukrainian people is an attack on the whole world and Democracy.

Editor’s note: Nancy Wilson is an Alameda Sun sales representative.

— Nancy Wilson