I'm sorry to see what impact the Russian attacks have on your life. And on the lives of so many totally innocent people in Ukraine. To some extent we, too, are suffering by Putins actions. Due to the sanctions gas prices here have risen to unbelievable heights. Some people have seen their gas and electricity bills rise by 400%. Most of us are now trying to live with as little heating as possible. I know your gloves very well. I have them, too. And a bodywarmer and thick slippers.
But it is true, we live in very different conditions than you people. At least we have hot water, electricity and heating, at the moments that we really want or need it.
The news here in The Netherlands still revolves around the war in Ukraine, like it has for so many months. We see the destruction that is still happening day by day. And we hear the stories from the people that have suffered at the hands of the Russian soldiers, in so many ways.
Refugees from Ukraine are still very welcome here. My town houses hundreds of refugees. I am a volunteer in a building with 200 refugees, and more refugees will be added soon, I was told. I 'run' the free clothes store, we have just had a Christmas 'sale' where people could get all the free winter and Christmas clothes they wanted. It takes their minds a little off everything that has happened to them.
I'm adding a picture of my winter outfit this year.
Take care Elena, and stay healthy!