In the trenches in the Donbas, infantrymen face unrelenting horrors, from missiles to grenades to helicopter fire
For the first time, I see that a foreign journalist — Luke Mogelson from the New Yorker magazine — was not only at the front and talked with the Ukrainian military, but also deeply felt what was really happening and wrote a brilliant text. I highly recommend. This is an account of infantry warfare in the 28th Mechanized Brigade near Bakhmut, and it is a reality. Read further >> In mid-March, I arrived at a small Army position in the eastern region of the Donbas, where shock waves and shrapnel had reduced the surrounding trees to splintered canes. Artillery had churned up so much earth that you could no longer distinguish between craters and the natural topography.