Ukraine tensions: After eight years of war, an eastern city unifies against Russia

“Kharkiv was always pro-Ukrainian,” said Boris Redin, an avuncular lifelong “Kharkiver” who has operated a kind of pro-Ukraine protest tent opposite the local government building since 2014. “But it has become more pro-Ukrainian since the war started, like every city,” he said. “If the Russians want to attack us, they are our guests, we are not afraid.”

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