Ukrainian Soldiers Are Freed. Joy Ripples Across the Country.


KYIV, Ukraine — Diana Pashko has spent many sleepless nights since her husband, a Ukrainian soldier who fought in the southern port city of Mariupol, was taken prisoner in May by Russian forces. But on Wednesday night, she said, “it was impossible to sleep from the excitement.”

Her husband, Lev, was free and would soon be home.

“Two hours of travel and here he is, standing on crutches, smiling, and all these months of separation seem to have never happened,” she said.

Lev was one of…



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