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I think it can be difficult to explain to people that, even in a war zone, life goes on. People get married, have kids, send their kids to school, try to do their jobs. They love, and they live, and they laugh. For many people in Ukraine, trying to lead as normal a life as possible seems to be an act of defiance. They don't want to be seen to be living in fear 24 hours a day.

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I just don't know. As I said in another answer, there are a lot of variables at play. For the Ukrainians, the key factor is whether the West keeps arming them - and gives them some of the weapons they've been reluctant to supply so far.

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I've covered quite a few high profile murder trials in my career, but it is quite rare for a defendant to testify... so although we had heard Murdaugh might take the stand, I was still surprised. The courtroom was packed, and people were straining to see him. I think the community was less shocked to see him on the stand because, as a few locals told me, he was a "lawyer who likes to talk."

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Twelve minutes.

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I do. It's always a risk, and according to a few jurors who spoke publicly, his testimony backfired.