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the shocking story of the world tennis dean refusing to leave Ukraine

the shocking story of the world tennis dean refusing to leave Ukraine

confession – At almost 98 years old, he is the oldest active tennis player and exchanged balls with Rafael Nadal a few months ago. Leonid Stanislavskyi recounts his life under bombs in Kharkiv.

I manage to sleep at night because I hear nothing. I have bad hearing“Sitting in his kitchen, with his eyes half closed behind his coffee glasses, Leonid Stanislavskyi recounts his new daily life with the specific distance for the elderly who have arrived at the twilight of their lives.”There were bombings last night and this morning the siren was still ringing before the airstrikes“Reported the man who will celebrate his 98th birthday on March 22.

During World War II, this former engineer had participated in the construction of aircraft for the USSR in its fight against the Nazis. Eight decades later, he was attacked by the Russian army at his apartment in Kharkiv. Unbelieving. “What is it ? What does it mean?he asks in a video exchange with Reuters. At 21e century, there can be no war. We need to stop this and find a deal“.

Behind the old man with a growing beard and bald head, a string of medals adorns the wall. Traces…

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