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How Ukraine Is Training Civilians to Fight Against a Russian Invasion

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How Ukraine Is Training Civilians to Fight Against a Russian Invasion

The Ukrainian military is training civilians to help defend against a possible Russian invasion and occupation. Our cameras went inside a training center in the southeastern city of Mariupol.

In a former school building in southeast Ukraine, military officers are training local residents in urban warfare. The Ukrainian government aims to recruit about 130,000 civilians to bolster its defense if a war with Russia breaks out. The military will rely on them to fight. For some of these civilians, this is the first step in becoming part of what the government calls the Territorial Defense Force. Volunteers also learn how to apply first aid and to identify explosives. While untested in battle, these men and women are determined to defend their city.

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