Under heavy new attack from Russia’s intensified missile and drone attacks on their cities, Ukrainians remain heroically unbreakable in spirit and determination to defeat, with the democratic world’s support, their savage northern neighbor.

Here is but one example – from the Black Sea city of Odesa, which Putin considers to be “Russian”.  Because of its crucial port infrastructure, it has taken more than its share of battering from Russian air attacks.

One of the latest casualties in the city was 29-year-old Olesia Puzerevych who was killed in the Russian missile attack on Odesa on Dec. 29.

Earlier, the beautiful young patriot had left Melitopol district of the Zaporizhzhia region, which has been occupied by Russian invaders. Her T-shirt expresses her pride on being Ukrainian.

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Olesia Puzerevych, RIP. Photo: Mariana Betsa, Twitter

But even as death and destruction rain down on them, Ukrainians, be it in Kharkiv, Kherson, Kriviy Rih, Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa , or elswher, are all the more determined to defend their country, its history, culture and democracy, and, with the support of the democratic world, to drive the Russian invaders out.

Video:Olexander Scherba, Twitter.

Here is another powerful image from Odesa, this time a video of people spontaneously singing the patriotic Ukrainian song “Chervona Kalyna” after being attacked by Russia's Iranian“shahed” drones on New Year’s night.

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At Kyiv Post our team will continue doing its best to keep you informed despite drone and missile strikes on the Ukrainian capital, and cyber attacks on our site. We hope that our friends and allies in the democratic world are inspired by the fortitude and resilience of Ukraine’s people and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with them in 2024.

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Jeff
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Your people have set an example of resiliance to the world that will be taught in schools throughout history from now on. In the same lesson, children in the future will learn about the horror, barbarism and depravity of Russian invaders.

The team at Kyiv post and its contributers are recording and reporting events of such magnitude that they will truly change the world. These accounts of the war when published are digital evidence which will educate and inform generations of Europeans for hundreds of years to come.

You are each a credit to your profession and nation. God bless you all.

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Andrew Lockett
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Merely 29 years old. Utter desolation. 🇺🇦

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