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Making Sense Out of The War Russia Hasn’t Declared Against Ukraine

A war by any other name won’t fool those mothers whose children won’t be coming home!

Kimberlee Jakobe
2 min readMar 14, 2022


Photo by José Pablo Domínguez on Unsplash

Are you like me? I’ve been glued to my news stations, Twitter, and webcams from around the globe watching a war in real-time.

For years, Hollywood has been telling us that our fixation on “reality” would be showing us more than our human brains can process. We’ve seen families destroyed, children killed, today, a woman died from an attack last week by the Russian Military on a maternity hospital.

So much pain, and so much we have also seen the determination of the human spirit when it is fighting for freedom and democracy, it creates a superhuman ferocity.

Like so many of you, I’m so proud of the Ukrainian Spirit. They have shown us what it means to love your homeland.

I’ve read some wonderful articles, which I’d like to recommend to you.

This is a good article about the “why” by the BBC. I added this one because this is the biggest lie of all. The constant threat Putin was referring to was his kryptonite that we can’t allow him to destroy — democracy!

In a pre-dawn TV address on 24 February, President Putin declared Russia could not feel “safe, develop and exist” because of what he claimed was a constant threat from modern Ukraine.

This is a really good article from a young man who is Russian and his wife is Ukrainian. Powerful! Sergey Faldin

This article is by a young woman from Ukraine that has some great information that you…



Kimberlee Jakobe

Problem-solving advocate who writes. Reach me anytime~> kimberleejakobe@gmail.com