: :inin Kyiv (EET)

In war-torn Ukraine, women get taste of combat training

MARIUPOL, Ukraine: In a gym in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, not far from the frontline with Russia-backed separatists, 20 women fall to the floor and pull back the rifle bolts of dummy Kalashnikovs.Next to them a bearded instructor in camouflage barks out orders: “Get on your knee, reload, take aim, get on the ground, reload, take aim.”A policeman by day, the 28-year-old who goes by the alias Kazhan (”bat” in Ukrainian) teaches combat training for women on the weekends.The free courses – dubbed “White angels” – were put together by police officers and former members of a far-right …read more

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