SA journalists visit war-torn Ukraine

'The air alert is over. May the force be with you'

04 March 2024 - 21:55 By Andisiwe Makinana in Ukraine

It’s shortly before noon in Odesa on March 3. Sirens go off and an alert beeps on a smartphone app: “Attention! Air raid alert. Proceed to the nearest shelter. Don’t be careless, your overconfidence is your weakness,” it declares, using the voice of Star Wars actor Mark Hamill in a pre-recorded message that warns residents of air raids...

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