Built in Kiev (Ukraine) – Civilians train with wooden guns – Politics abroad

They crawl in the sand, throw into the bushes, and listen to commands. A military training ground on the outskirts of Kiev: the civilians here are preparing for the Russian invasion!

Martha, 45, is an employee in normal life who has been training with others in the civil defense on Saturdays for months. He fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin, 69, could intensify his attacks on the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

“When the time comes, I have decided that I have to be ready,” he says. “I want to protect my country, my language, my family, my home.”

Fear of war is great! After the failure of the talks between the United States and Russia, the people of Ukraine are asking themselves: Will Putin attack soon? Anyway, his troops (more than 100,000 soldiers) are on the border.


BamS reporter Paul Ronsheimer with Marta (45), an employee preparing for an emergency.

BamS reporter Paul Ronsheimer with Marta (45), an employee preparing for an emergency.Photo: Evgeni Maloletka

Vilas, 50, is actually a translator and now says he’s a little lost on the field with a pistol and is ready to defend Kiev. But do the Ukrainians stand as an opportunity against the heavily armored Russian military? “The pistols are for training, we have enough real weapons. Our army has been at war in the east for seven years.

His unit consists of 140 Ukrainians, including shop assistants, teachers and businessmen.

Valentine, 40, is a Marine who thinks the risk of war is high: “In my opinion, the probability of Putin’s attack is 50 percent. I want to protect my family, which is why I am here!


Vilas, 50, is training with a shotgun to defend his hometown of Kiev

Vilas, 50, is training with a shotgun to defend his hometown of KievPhoto: Evgeni Maloletka


Built in Kiev (Ukraine): Civilians train with firearms

Photo: BILD

The next few days will be crucial for how the power game with Russia continues.

Russia yesterday denied reports that the United States was planning a special operation in eastern Ukraine. The US government has accused Russia of creating a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine. White House spokeswoman Zhen Zaki (43) said: “We have information that Russia has already sent a team of agents to carry out false flag operations in eastern Ukraine.

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