Ukrainian Patriotism Today – because actions speak louder than words.
By Roman Donik
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Today, patriotism means something completely different to me than patriotism did even a month ago.
Today, patriotism for me is a girl from occupied Bakhchisaray who cries because the blocked Privat [bank] system won’t allow her to send money for heating pads for airborne troops.
This guy, who brings tricked-out binoculars given to him by his parents for his birthday.
These are handmade boots, which cost someone an arm and a leg. There are only three of them in all of the city of Kharkiv, waiting to be delivered in a care package to checkpoints.
Patriotism is when I receive a phone call from an unknown number: “We are at the checkout line in the supermarket and saw socks at a good price, should we take 30?”
Patriorism is the Barabashov small business owner, running around…
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