Many join the Ukrainian territorial defense forces
21 March 2022 | 4:25 pm
NATO forces are not intervening, but Ukrainians abroad are heading home to fight against Russia's invasion. Not all of the recruits have military training. Across Ukraine, civilians are taking up arms for the first time.
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