Soldier’s Story: Imagine this in the scorching heat at the front…

By Mykola Voronin, Ukrainian sniper with the 79th Airmobile Brigade, previously in Donbas Battalion
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

It’s quite simple.
Just imagine.
You’re sitting in an open field.
For two days.
They bring you kasha [porridge] here three times a day.
You’ve been devouring this kasha for a month already.
And here again – is kasha.
Luscious hot tea.
Well, and water too.
Warm, of course.
The scorching heat is 40 degrees [104 dF].
And you can’t hide from the sun because you have to sit here.
In this spot.
You are thirsty.
The water is warm.
There is nowhere to wash.
And there are mosquitoes and bitter cold at night.

And now, after two days, you return to a place where there’s a store.
In the summer heat.
You buy an ice cream.

What do you think: will it be tasty?



















Source: Mykola Voronin FB

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