JRL NEWSWATCH: “In Western Ukraine, a Community Wrestles With Patriotism or Survival” – New York Times

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“As the war drags on, communities that were steadfast in their commitment to the effort have been shaken by the unending violence on the front line.” “… [E]ven as the town meets and buries the fallen with modest ceremony, some neighbors are quietly weighing the price they are willing to pay for a war with no end in sight. Divisions […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Ukraine Is Denying Consular Services to Men Outside the Country” – New York Times

File Photo of Ukraine Passport Passed Between Hands and Lady's Dress with Brick Wall in Background, adapted from hhs.gov image

“New guidance carries a clear message to men abroad who may be avoiding the draft: You don’t get the benefit of state services if you don’t join the fight.” “Ukrainian officials have taken several steps in recent weeks to swell the ranks of an army depleted by more than two years of grueling combat … [including] a new mobilization bill […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “‘If Not Me, Who?’: As Ukraine Seeks Troops, Women Prepare for the Call” – New York Times

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

“With so much in the war against Russia hinging on refilling the ranks of soldiers, efforts are underway to draw more Ukrainian women into the army.” “… [F]ighting in Ukraine has bogged down in vicious battles of attrition along a zigzag [southeastern] front line …. [S]teady suppl[ies] of weapons and personnel are crucial … Ukraine … benefit[s] [from] … Western-donated […]

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