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Ukraine War Stories

Jun 17, 2017

In 2015, journalist Nolan Peterson spent eight days embedded with the Ukrainian regular in the front line town of Pisky. 

Three years after the war began, and more than two years after the Minsk II cease-fire went into effect, Ukrainian soldiers are still out there in the trenches, weathering daily artillery, mortars, snipers, tank shots and rockets, in a static war that feels like it has no end.

Today the war in Ukraine is mainly fought from trenches and fortified positions along about 250 miles of front lines in the Donbas.

It’s a long-range battle, comprising artillery, mortars, and rockets, in which soldiers hardly ever see whom they’re shooting at.

Listen to this firsthand account from the front lines.