one thing that absolutely strengthens Ukrainian resolve during this horrific time is the collective leaning into the Ukrainian cultural tradition, language, folklore, poetry, the legacy of its dissinant composers, directors, muralists, artists, philosophers.
I've never seen a more ardent renaissance of Ukrainian autonomous identity and i draw a lot of comfort from that.
From songs, to books, to movies, to studies of vyshyanka symbols
to the long standing history of Ukrainian people sacrificing themselves for the message that Ukraine belongs to no one but herself.
we really dig deeper into the roots of history to draw courage and that does help a lot to maintain hope and resolve to keep going.