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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2023 6:15 a.m. PST

On 24 February, when Russia invaded, there were only a few dozen Ukrainian professional soldiers in Ukraine's north-eastern city of Sumy, and they had no command centre. That evening, those 50 or so paratroopers were ordered to leave the city – about 20 miles (30km) from the Russian border – for another area. Most of the police force had already fled, along with much of the city's leadership…

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2023 4:22 p.m. PST

Great story. As I recall the Ukrainians were among the most effective partisans for the USSR in WW II.

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2023 11:02 p.m. PST

Against the USSR too. The last anti-communist partisans in Ukraine weren't eliminated until 1950.

Good article.

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