Russia-Ukraine war latest updates – The Washington Post

Crossing Ukraine’s armored curtain to supply folks, and rest room paper. Steve Hendrix and Ievgeniia Sivorka report Kamiyanske, Ukraine: “Oleksander hates pulling into this deserted Ukrainian village on the Dnieper River, one particular of the only portals into Russian-occupied territories to the east. When he passes the previous Ukrainian flag, flapping future to a bombed-out fuel station, he appreciates that he’s about to experience the initially Russian checkpoint and that the troopers will issue him, check out his phone for anti-Russian memes and examine his human body for armed service tattoos. At times they threaten to shoot him.”

“This car or truck has been strike three moments,” he told them… “Nothing good occurs when you get [inside Russian-controlled territory]. My smile fades as soon I go in this way.”

Much more: “Oleksander — whom The Washington Put up is determining only by his 1st name to protect him from Russian scrutiny — is a single of the couple of Ukrainians who invest time on the two sides of the line separating enemy armies. He is among just a handful of couriers prepared to cross the militarized armored curtain, passing back again-and-forth by this cautiously managed no man’s land with tense cooperation from troops on equally sides.”

John Hudson, Marisa Iati, and Praveena Somasundaram contributed to this report

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