The first days of the war were the scariest for everyone. Some stopped eating, some stopped sleeping. However, there were still heroes who could not be derailed by any plans of conquering the universe.
It was such a woman that I happened to meet in the last days of February. Then the rashists were trying their best to break into Kyiv and were firing everything available, and our people were firing back. Although fortunately, there was no occupation on our side, it was still really noisy.
And one evening I had to leave before curfew. I’m running and things are exploding all around. Suddenly I hear such a clear rhythmic knock between the explosions. I turn my head, and this older woman, who obviously saw everything in her life, is going on her usual Nordic walking session. She is walking and hitting the sidewalk with her walking sticks so forcefully that you can hear how angry she is. And the expression on her face is so decisive: if a Russian tourist encountered her then, she would have killed him with her walking stick right there.
The calming effect of this meeting was about 12 Arestovich out of 10. Such people cannot be defeated.