‘We have to defend ourselves’ — young Ukrainians and the war
09 April 2022 | 12:38 pm
Russia's invasion has dramatically changed the lives of young people in Ukraine. Many have joined the army, others the Territorial Defense Force, others are active as volunteers.
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