Ukrainian civilians prepare to join the fight against Russia | DW | 2022

Fear of a Russian invasion is growing in Ukraine. Civilians are also training to be soldiers.
For weeks, Russia has been massing troops on the border with Ukraine. Many fear a Russian invasion. Should Russia actually attack and advance further into Ukrainian territory, the Ukrainian army would probably face troops that are many times better equipped. So a number of volunteers in Kiev and other cities are preparing for a different scenario: If Russia does invade, they plan to join the armed resistance in the occupied territories. How much such a force could actually accomplish is unclear. Women are also among them, like doctor Marta Yuzkiv, who trades her cozy suburban home for a muddy drill ground on weekends.