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Soldiers underground: this is how Ukrainian troops defend themselves on the Bakhmut front

The trenches can be the best ally of the combatants against the enemy attack

Photo: afp | video: juan bitrian

After months of intense fighting in eastern Ukraine, troops from both sides are increasingly consolidating their positions. In this “war of attrition” that is fought meter by meter, the trenches are a very important aspect for the defense of the soldiers.

The Ukrainian military explains that the creation of these constructions has to follow certain requirements for their viability. After a first line of defensethey build another to retake positions in case the first ditch falls into enemy hands.

The problems come when the rain appears, the mud seizes the trenches and they become practically uninhabitable, making life conditions already complex even more difficult.

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