Update: In what has become something of a spectator sport for the Western world, the quagmired trench warfare that has become the norm in Ukraine is anything but a cordial and civilized affair.
Recent video, which has gathered over 2 million views, shows one Russian soldier attempts to take a Ukrainian trenchline, only to be beaten back twice.
The Russian soldier was one of an unknown number of troops attempting to storm the trench, while two Ukrainian soldiers armed with an RPG fought desperately to hold off the enemy’s advance.
Ultimately, It is believed that the Ukrainians managed to win the day- at least for now.
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Recently, President Joe Biden made a visit to Kyiv to check on the progress of the Ukrainian forces and speak with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Agerpres, Bucharest, Romania
Jan. 30—BAHMUT — AGERPRES’ special correspondent Cristian Lupascu reports: The Ukrainian army is waging intense battles in the Donetsk region, where Russian troops are constantly attacking with the aim of conquering new towns and expanding their control over the Eastern part of Ukraine. In Liman, Bahmut, Toretk, Avdiivka or Novopavlivka, the Ukrainian military put up a huge resistance to the Russian enemy.
The Ukrainian soldiers in the first line, but also those in the second or third line, turned the front into a second home. For months, they have been in the trenches, 24 hours a day, ready to repel any attack by the ground troops of the Russian army.
Mikola is 57 years old and has been on the front for ten months. He is from the Chernivtsi region, located at a distance of over 1,000 kilometers from the front line, and he left home to defend the territory of Ukraine. He is fighting somewhere in the Bahmut region, where, together with his comrades, made an underground shelter, which he uses as a place to rest, sleep or eat.
“The trenches we are in are made by us. We dug them ourselves, starting in April. We did everything right. We have a covered space, with two levels, and for a long time it will be our home. We have a place to rest. It’s warm enough, we can prepare the food ourselves. In front of us is Bahmut and all the shells that are launched are felt with intensity,” Mikola told AGERPRES.
Veaceslav lives in the same “house” with him, a 52-year-old man from Nikopol, a city of over 100,000 inhabitants, also continuously attacked by Russian artillery. Veaceslav misses his family, but hopes to see them again soon, once the war ends.
“We have been here for a long time and we miss the house. We have been here for ten months, some for two — three months and the time comes when you miss home and want to go home. Winter is better for us. When it rains and swamp, the terrain is impassable. Now it’s frozen a little and it’s better for us. Military equipment can move, but it’s also easier for the adversaries,” Veaceslav confessed.
Grisha is 39 years old and left Kharkiv. He says that he has to look positively at life in the trenches, even if it is not easy.
“It’s our house. It’s the place where we all stay, where the soldiers live. It’s warm, it’s quite comfortable,” says Grisha.
Bahmut is a city in the Donetsk region, considered the hottest point on the military map of Ukraine. Here, the Ukrainian forces continue to control both the town, which was mostly destroyed, and the neighboring towns, but the pressure from the Russian army is immense.
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