Ukrainian veterans’ war within
HRUNIVKA, Ukraine — As gunfire crackled across the sweltering fields, Max Stodola looked on with blank dread: “It happened so fast — there was nothing I could do. I just thought, ‘See ya, guys, nice knowing you.’”
It was August 2014. The volunteer medic was planning to resume his university studies in a few days — just enough time to join Kiev’s push on Ilovaisk, a key railway junction held by Moscow-backed forces. As he approached the besieged town, a rocket-propelled grenade landed a few meters ahead. It skidded away and detonated near his friend, whose leg was sprayed with shrapnel.
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Source: POLITICO – Europe Edition