Ukraine today

From what I can tell from my visit to Ukraine, among many people, life goes on after tragedies of the last few years. I noted in an earlier post that my impression, from my limited 8 day visit, was very good!

the drive from the main airport into Kyiv


Construction of apartments, offices and commercial properties continue, seemingly without slowing. 

In Vinnytsia, where I taught for a week in the new Ukranian Theological Seminary, I was taken aback at the development in the district in which I lived for 7 days. It reminded me of a middle class neighborhood in Budapest.

  

this western neighborhood was thriving

One thing I noted was the apparent well being of the people. One would not be able to tell many of them apart from their Central Europen counterparts. 

  
There was not a mood of gloom, but of moving forward. I don’t think my colleagues there would wish to be termed optimistic, but without question in my mind, they are. 

Returning to Kyiv for a brief stop before flying on to Budapest, I joined a good friend and two of his boys for a walk around the zoo. There, many Ukrainian families were enjoying themselves.

  
But this is just what I saw. 

I was asked to be the guest at a US Embassy program for young people. Rather than me talking, I suggested they ask questions. One girl asked my opinion on the situation in Ukraine. Red faced, My response was that I was not well informed on the subject because it was no longer a main subject for the press. She rebuked me for my lack of curiosity about the war. Soon I was better informed.
This morning I saw that PBS NewsHour had put together an informative update 

 

CLICK BELOW TO VIEW

 
on the situation in Ukraine. Please CLICK HERE TO WATCH. That way the next time you’re asked, you’ll have a better answer than mine.

Pray for Ukraine.
 

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