It’s Friday morning Sirens wail. Kalibr cruise missiles hurtle towards the capital, launched by Russian warships in the Black Sea. Telegram channels say Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles are also en route. Anti-aircraft systems intercept the incoming projectiles. Boom. Boom. Boom.
[Two hours later…]
A house somewhere in Kyiv region was flattened and several people injured, including an elderly woman.
"As a result of the enemy's missile attack and the work of air defense in one of the districts of the Kyiv region, three residential buildings were destroyed, 15 were damaged, including two outbuildings. Four people were injured, including three adults and one child," Ukraine’s Emergency Service said, adding later that a bread delivery driver and a child were also injured and that a domesticated animal was killed.
Which brings me to this excerpt from a WAPO article I read the other day.
My immediate fuck you reaction to these two paragraphs could stem from the fact that many WAPO stories, like the one above, are written for an American audience, or because the newspaper recently ran a bunch of exclusives based on crummy months-old U.S. intelligence reports. I could probably think of more reasons to be outraged, but I don’t want to wallow in negativity.