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Two Nights Under Fire In Eastern Ukraine

During a week embedded with the Ukrainian army, Mykhaylo Shtekel from RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service spent two days and two nights under fire in the trenches of the 92nd mechanized brigade near Shchastya (which means "happiness"), a town in eastern Ukraine which changed hands in fighting with Russian-backed separatists last summer. The attacks, on May 25-26, took place at the same checkpoint where the unit captured two alleged members of Russian special forces a few days earlier.