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Cycling from Belgium to Ukraine during the War

Hello! I'm Maarten and I was cycling from Belgium to Ukraine during the War June 2022. You might think "To Ukraine? Are you crazy? Why?" I heard it all the time. First, yes, I might be a little crazy and I like a good challenge. In 2018 I cycled from Brussels to Saint-Petersburg in Russia in support of SOS Children's Villages. Secondly, I felt so helpless and couldn't just chill at home while my Ukrainian friends are living through times of fear, despair and immense uncertainty. Just last fall, I was attending a wedding in the beautiful city of Lviv. I have also visited Odessa, Kyiv, Chernobyl and Ternopil in the past years. As the horrible invasion is fading to…

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