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Tue Feb 20, 2024, 10:52 PM Feb 20

It's amazing how you can see things on Street View and it appears like it is frozen in time [View all]

I use Google Maps' street view a lot, and it is interesting to see what it looks like. But it can be also be a sobering reality. Donetsk, in the eastern part of Ukraine, is one of only two places in eastern Ukraine that has Street View, the other is Mariupol. If you go there on Street View, you'll see that the last time pictures were taken from the Google Street cars in Donetsk was back in October 2011, over 12 1/2 years ago, with the very rare ones found after it was occupied. It's a strange feeling that Donetsk used to be a lively industrial city before it was occupied and then basically destroyed by Russia. But again, it is not just a consequence of Putin's regime, but just imperialism itself. Imperialism seeks to conquer and destroy, all for the gain of one man/group. Thus, I believe if Ukraine falls, more countries will fall victim to it.

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