ukraine: sun, sea & sandbags
On August 12, 2023, beaches in Ukraine's Black Sea port city of Odessa were officially reopened for swimming for the fist time since the start of the Russian invasion, bathing remained banned during air raid alerts, an Anti-mine net was placed between piers to prevent swimmers encountering shallow-water mines, many of which were dislodged by flood waters from the destruction of Kakhovka dam uner control of the Russian military. The opening of the beaches has been a welcome respite from the tensions of war.
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