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‘What is the point of being afraid? A smile is the most ...

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‘What is the point of being afraid? A smile is the most important thing’

23-year-old Ukrainian musician Teimur Aliev and other volunteers are distributing food and aid in Kharkiv

Olga Vyshnevska

Somehow Teimur Aliev manages to smile. A lot.

The 23-year-old musician is in Kharkiv, a city in northeastern Ukraine that has suffered some of the heaviest bombardment from Russian forces and where dozens of civilians have been killed.

Rather than fleeing, he has decided to remain in his hometown and try to help those who are trapped or, like him, staying put...

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