General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, told The Economist that it was “more important to focus on the accumulation of resources” for future battles. “May the soldiers in the trenches forgive me,” Zaluzhnyi said.
But Kaban, despite his dedication to the military, had sent his son to Germany. “I told him, ‘If you come back, I’ll kill you myself,’ ” he explained. “We all understand we’re going to die here.”
A harrowing look from the front line of the war. At the same time, the people you are introduced to give a small sense of optimism, as they attempt to keep spirits high, even as they are resigned to the fact they likely won’t make it out alive.