The world was still reeling from the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine when the morning of 5th of March arrived in the second week of their invasion. Mykhailo and Georgiy Molchanov, the father and son team of the winery, Slivino in the Mykolaiv Oblast in Southern Ukraine went out to prune their vineyard. There, lodged in one row of the vines was an unexploded Russian missile from a “Grad” launcher. Meaning “hail” in Russian, the name refers to the BM-21 systems that indiscriminately launch up to 20 of these missiles […]

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