In 2014, volunteers who went to war in Donbas saved Ukraine from further incursion by Russian troops. Seven years later, volunteers are again ready to defend Ukraine in the event Putin launches a large-scale aggression. They participate in reserves known as the Territorial Defense, train regularly, and even buy weapons at their own cost. Who are these people willing to risk their very lives?
Yevhen Rudenko and Eldar Sarakhman at Ukrayinska Pravda reported about the training of volunteers. Euromaidan Press has prepared an abridged translation of the report and provides additional insight into the Territorial Defense.