Ukrainian tank unit fights Russians, exhaustion and the cold – DW – 01/25/2023

A freezing wind swept across the steppe near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. The thermometer showed minus 17 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit). The frontline of the war against Russia, where fighting is taking place for the towns of Bakhmut and Soledar, is just a few kilometers away.

Soldiers from a Ukrainian tank unit were training here in the middle of a field, just a few days after being pulled from the fighting near Bakhmut for a short break. To reach the spot, they had to walk several kilometers crosscountry.

“So, is it hard to walk in a bulletproof vest? Are your arms and legs freezing yet?” asked Ihor, an officer in the armored unit, who accompanied DW to where the troops was deployed. “Imagine the guys lying in the frozen trenches, where you’re not even allowed to…

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