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‘We need every man’: Ukraine’s troops prepare for counter-offensive against Russia

By Christopher Miller

20 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

After 14 months of all-out war, Ukraine’s military has been worn down. But if Kyiv can now launch an effective counteroffensive, it could swing momentum decisively in its favor, reports the FT.

Ukrainian infantrymen charged across a boggy field, Kalashnikovs raised, unleashing a flurry of bullets.

“Move! Move! Move!” came the order. Concealed by the cloud from a smoke bomb, one soldier raised a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and fired at a target 50 metres away — and missed. The group’s trainer ordered them to run the drill again.

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