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The Basement Diaries 22

[b]Kyiv - 14 January 2023[/b]

I should probably date this entry for 15 January, as it is just after midnight. I am in the bunker, in the mess, drinking a shit coffee. The worst in the army! Bad as it is, I can't believe that.

Whatever... I have just come off duty and I am here on standby overnight.

A strange day with the team, a bit strained. They know something is going on, may even suspect that I am leaving, but they will not ask. They know it is not their place to ask.

Everyone was a little more on edge, with the renewed missile strikes this morning. We have been expecting them but it's not that simple. If it is every day or night, you know it will happen and you come to accept it, somehow. When it stops for a few days, one part of your brain adjusts to that new normal, while another part is in constant anxiety about when it will start again. It is almost a relief when it happens, the anxiety is gone.

Ok, I must try to get some rest. I may add some more later.
KiwiBird · 31-35, F
I believe the worst army coffee is supposed to be ground acorns.

Missile attacks getting rid of anxiety and bringing relief. Fuck

War does strange things.....
What is normal?

Kia Kaha ( Stay Strong)
Yulianna · 22-25, F
@KiwiBird ersatz coffee, from Germany in WWII... i imagine it was pretty grim.

fuck is right... we live in strange days, and some of us die in them.

RodionRomanovitch · 56-60, M
Victory is within sight. Hang on Yulianna.
Yulianna · 22-25, F
@RodionRomanovitch no victory is a long way away, and by no means certain... if our friends turn their backs now, thinking this war is won, we are damned.
RodionRomanovitch · 56-60, M
@Yulianna Your friends' resolve is strengthening , not weakening. Those stupid self-imposed red lines are being crossed as we speak. You should expect some more good news coming out of Ramstein next week.
Yulianna · 22-25, F
@RodionRomanovitch thank you, but it not wise to expect good news. if it comes, we will welcome it. if it does not come, we will ask why...
JesseInTX · 51-55, M
Stay strong my friend 🙏🏻
Yulianna · 22-25, F
@JesseInTX thank you

(edit for typo)
sarabee1995 · 26-30, F
The randomness is a source of anxiety all to itself. 😔
Yulianna · 22-25, F
@sarabee1995 🤗 yes, this is true...

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