BREAKING: Russia Invades – Evening On The Land

Ukraine crisis: Russia declares war on Ukraine; reports of explosions in Kyiv; Putin sends warning about interference

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a “military operation in eastern Ukraine”.

In a televised address to the Russian people the president said clashes between Ukrainian and Russian forces are “inevitable” and “only a question of time”.

He added that Russia doesn’t have a goal to occupy Ukraine. Putin said the responsibility for bloodshed lies with the Ukrainian “regime.”

Putin warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would lead to “consequences they have never seen”.

For all the ordinary men and women, Ukrainian and Russian, who stand upon the edge of disaster, as the wheels of diplomacy spin uselessly and gigantic aeroplanes, their cargo holds stuffed with weapons, criss-cross the skies above them, oblivious to their shattered hopes and dreams.

 

Take my hand, beloved. Come.

The day is almost done.

Be at my side, behold the sight,

Of evening on the land.

 

Our life, my love’s, been hard

And heavy is my heart.

How should I live, if you should leave,

And we should be apart?

 

Let’s hold each other tight

Upon the edge of night.

As shadows fall, and nightmares crawl,

The sun sinks out of sight.

 

The world hangs by a thread.

And all the heroes fled.

Like weathered stone, we stand alone,

And watch the east in dread.

 

Be with me in the storm

When angry gods are born.

When flesh is rent, and love is spent,

And bloody is the dawn.

 

Take my hand, beloved. Come.

The day is almost done.

Be at my side, behold the sight,

Of evening on the land.

 

 

Chris Trotter

 

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