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Photographer's Note

The title of this upload refers to the colours of Ukrainian and Polish national flags (in case you didn't figure that out straight away, which I'm sure you did!).

I'm also trying to say that I'm still stuck in Poland without access to my photos from Ukraine or India or practically anywhere really. But I found a photo on my laptop that shows both the colours of the flag of Ukraine (well... just) and shows the place where I am now (I am in a house 20 minutes' walk away from the lake in the photo).

Being in Poland also means I'm closer to the actual conflict than I would have been in the UK. Malgo has already written a lot about what is happening in our country so apologies for a few repetitions.

Firstly, we now have several refugees from Ukraine in my mum's village. I'm pleased to report that the locals generously offer space in their homes.

Following the Russian invasion we've been experiencing shortages of cash in ATMs, general panic with people buying heaps of flour, sugar and canned foods, queues at petrol stations and passport offices. At the news of the possibility of another Chernobyl, iodine pills have also been flying of the shelves like there is no tomorrow.

The biggest concern is... I can't see how, with all the solidarity and (largely symbolic) support from around the world, Ukrainians can even dream of winning this conflict. :-(

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