‘Everybody in Our Country Needs to Defend’ – New York Times February 26, 2022

I saw this recently on New York Times – ‘Everybody in Our Country Needs to Defend’: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/26/world/europe/ukraine-russia-civilian-military.html. Longer article.


By Andrew E. Kramer
Photographs by Lynsey Addario February 26, 2022

Civilian volunteers and paramilitary groups are taking the fight to the Russian army in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.

KYIV, Ukraine — Glass shards, bits of metal and shell casings, the detritus from a fierce and lethal street fight in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, lay scattered over hundreds of yards of pavement. Leading away from the site were bloody footprints.

The fighting, part of a seesaw battle over two nights in the northern parts of Kyiv, left Russian trucks and a tracked vehicle smoldering on a highway. And it signaled that, though vastly outgunned, Ukraine’s army and a growing corps of civilian volunteers are mounting a spirited defense of the capital.

While military experts say the odds are stacked against them, for now the combined Ukrainian defense forces have defied expectations by slowing and in some cases halting the Russian army’s advance, apparently upsetting Moscow’s war plans. After three days of battle, Russia has yet to take any major cities.

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