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Posted by on Mar 5, 2022 in Blog, Politics | 0 comments

The Defiant Smile of Anastasiia Yalanskaya



“She’s just one face. One name. One life. In one town.”


Her’s is the face of war and preamble of death.

Anastasiia Yalanskaya could have left Ukraine some time ago, but insisted she would stay, even while most of her friends and family fled around her.

As a volunteer, the young Ukrainian woman was delivering food to a dog shelter in a small town named Bucha when she was shot and killed on Friday. The animals had not eaten in days and she felt compelled to help them. And she paid for that extraordinary act of kindness with her life.

Yalanskaya’s car was deliberately targeted at close range by Russian troops. Friends do not know why she was targeted, but it’s a horrific fact that Russian troops are now targeting civilians randomly and bombing their homes indiscriminately as a way to terrorize the population into submission.

She’s just one face. One name. One life. In one town.

She deserves to be remembered.

Call out her name in your thoughts. Anastasiia Yalanskaya

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