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Introduction to Ukrainian language and culture
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9.1 Hope story: soup for soldiers

Since the Russian invasion, residents of Holyn, in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of South-Western Ukraine have been making dry borsch and sending it to the front for the military. The organisers expected that the project would be temporary, but the number of people willing to help increased over time and the soldiers were pleased with the quality of the soup.

By 23 July 2022, the team had made 89,000 servings of soup. They are planning to diversify into other types of soup, including buckwheat and mushroom. The food is vacuum packed and sent to the front. The aim is for no soldier to go hungry, until they return victorious from the frontline.