From his hospital bed, a drone pilot's worries about the counteroffensive
This Ukrainian fighter is concerned that his countrymen — and the rest of the world — are slipping into the habit of viewing the war as the new normal.
The last thing Andriy Stepanenko* remembers is a bright flash, and then his fellow soldiers dragging him away on his back.
He had been leaving Bakhmut, the flashpoint of Ukrainian-Russian fighting in eastern Ukraine, after a grueling 72 hour shift flying drones over enemy positions.
That was the usual, exhausting tempo: three days, half awake, straight t…
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