The Local Chornobaivka

My mother called me on the phone yesterday.

“A tornado is coming,” I told her. “We are sheltering in the basement. It’s moving towards the Amazon warehouse.”

“That Amazon warehouse is your local Chornobaivka,” my mother quipped calmly.

Chornobaivka is a place in Ukraine where Russians have gotten their military equipment routinely destroyed as they mass it in the exact same spot. It’s happened almost two dozen times so far.

2 thoughts on “The Local Chornobaivka

  1. Did you catch the news item that Russia’s parliament is now considering allowing people aged 40 years and older to sign up for military service?


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