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Ukrainian News / Odesa Question
« Last Post by AkMike on 12:38 24-Jul-2022 »
Please send me a message (not posted) if you know the current status of the Zatoka bridge. Is it passable nopw or do I need to detour thru Moldova to get to Aakerman Fortress.
 Thanks
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Russia Invades / Re: Help?
« Last Post by AkMike on 19:40 21-Jul-2022 »
I suspect that this war will drag on for quite a while. IMO only, a year or more. But that's only what my crystal ball is saying. As far as  the number of deaths. It's in the 10's of thousands. I doubt that there will ever be an accurate count.
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Russia Invades / Re: Help?
« Last Post by julienp on 22:00 20-Jul-2022 »
Russia will collapse this year I bet, or at least unfold into a civil war. It won't be getting better for them at all, and all they have left is hitleristic terror attacks...
The Russians are doing the same mistake as the Nazi did with their V2, targeting civilians instead of military assets... While the Ukrainians use their ammo on military targets
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Russia Invades / Re: Help?
« Last Post by jbenet on 10:38 19-Jul-2022 »
Chatted with Paul Niland and he says there are a few expats he knows that returned to Kyiv, but he says Odesa might be a different story as the Ruzzians are constantly dreaming of "liberating" it. Father in law told me on our recent holiday together (to Greece) that there are greater chances of getting hit by cars on the road, that in 5 years more Ukrainians have died in traffic/pedestrian/tram accidents than the whole of the war so far... not sure the accuracy, but he might have a point. He was at sea until 2 weeks ago, and says he adjusted to the sirens pretty quickly. His hometown of Vinnytsia was hit while we were on holiday. Okean Elzy is coming to our EU town later in August, we might catch that show and head home.

Russia will collapse this year I bet, or at least unfold into a civil war. It won't be getting better for them at all, and all they have left is hitleristic terror attacks...

thanks for the feedbacks!
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Russia Invades / Re: Help?
« Last Post by AkMike on 19:04 07-Jul-2022 »
Just IMO,( but I've been here the whole time) The entire country can be hit with rockets at any time from Mordor, The Black Sea or Belarus. Today Odesa area was once again hit with rockets.  Personally I'd avoid  that area. Small towns and villages w/o infrastructure that they'd want to hit, military bases or warehouses or government buildings would be better.  They've hit my town several times since the beginning of this invasion. The last time they managed to hit the bridge across the Dniper. The railroad is down but light vehicle traffic has resumed. The other attacks were very minor with no deaths and light damage. I was in Lviv making a supply run for the local army guys and saw 5 missiles hit there about 1km from my hotel. I got some fairly good photos from the fire escape.
 Until it's over There is no where that I'd consider safe.
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Russia Invades / Re: Returning?
« Last Post by julienp on 09:51 06-Jul-2022 »
We're in EU at the moment, thinking of returning in August (Odesa). Foolishness or not? Getting tired of refugee life, missing our home. Wife with two boys, her parents and sister have been there the whole time. Not sure if anyone has returned or not... thanks in advance
We are in the same situation, staying in France with my parents... But we would like to come back to Kyiv sooner than later.
It's hard to make a decision, not being sure if kids will be safe or not
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Russia Invades / Returning?
« Last Post by jbenet on 10:25 04-Jul-2022 »
Just asking the dudes here, this forum kinda died, but still a good source of opinions of the wise owls...

We're in EU at the moment, thinking of returning in August (Odesa). Foolishness or not? Getting tired of refugee life, missing our home. Wife with two boys, her parents and sister have been there the whole time. Not sure if anyone has returned or not... thanks in advance
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My experience is trying to receive items from the UK, on 3rd May I ordered a pair of boots for a neighbour who has enlisted and last update was 13th may from Parcelforce saying it's being prepared for export. I have chased this several times and gotten confirmation that the parcel has left the UK but no idea at all where it is now.
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Ukrposhta is pretty tight... and keep in mind, with international tracked shipping, the declared value of the item is insured for the amount declared, so unless a family heirloom, shouldn't need to worry!

That is true.  But if you declare high values, you also pay high import duties/import tax which in the EU generally amount to about 20-30% of the declared value.  So there soon comes a point where unless you really ship family heirlooms, the whole thing just becomes uneconomic
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Ukrposhta is pretty tight... and keep in mind, with international tracked shipping, the declared value of the item is insured for the amount declared, so unless a family heirloom, shouldn't need to worry!
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