'We will hold our ground': Life in the trenches with a Ukrainian unit, near Krasnohorivka

'We will hold our ground': Life in the trenches with a Ukrainian unit, near Krasnohorivka (2023)
'We will hold our ground': Life in the trenches with a Ukrainian unit, near Krasnohorivka (2023) ? AFP / France 24

A Ukrainian unit stands guard in a trench near Krasnohorivka, in Ukraine's Donetsk region. Oleksandr, one of its members, 26, explains that there is "electricity", "heating", as well as "tea" and "hot meals”. “It's enough for a normal life," he says, while showing us the place where he lives with his comrades. The latter are firing at Russian positions located about 500-600 metres from the trench, using various weapons, such as automatic pistols or grenade launchers.