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Older bikers in Ukraine are defying the cycle of violence - Health and Lifestyle News - Report by AFR

Older bikers in Ukraine are defying the cycle of violence - Health and Lifestyle News - Report by AFR
They look out of place, but they're everywhere in Ukraine's embattled eastern Donbass region - elderly cyclists, rolling back and forth on battered wheels,

They look out of place, but they’re everywhere in Ukraine’s embattled eastern Donbass region – elderly cyclists, rolling back and forth on battered wheels, undeterred by the chaos around them.In the eastern Donbass region — Ukraine’s industrial heartland, which includes Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts — the battle has turned into an artillery melee, with territorial gains and losses being fought out in grueling slow motion.Barbaric artillery may pelt the horizon and armored trucks tear through the streets, but the older bikers refuse to flee, projecting an odd sense of normalcy into the ravaged warscape.In the Kyiv suburbs abandoned by Russian occupying forces in the spring, AFP found scores of corpses of cyclists who appeared to have been gunned down as they insisted on maintaining a normal pace of life in dangerous circumstances.

Leaning on their handlebars, the cyclists casually watch the action even as cars speed out of town with bundles of belongings strapped to their roofs.” Since Moscow halted its attack on Kyiv in late March, the war has refocused on eastern and southeastern Ukraine, where the Russian military has been active since 2014, supporting pro-Kremlin insurgents.

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