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Relatives and soldiers mourn the death of fighter pilot Andrii "Juice" Pilshchykov, 30, during his funeral on Tuesday in Kyiv, Ukraine. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo illustration, the 502 Bad Gateway message is seen on the Ukrainian Defense Ministry webpage. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Soldiers spend time swimming in the pool during the course. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A rehab center revives traumatized Ukrainian troops before their return to battle

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Magnus Ek, 53, a retired Swedish lieutenant, is teaching a group of Ukrainian conscripts how to fire an AK-47 in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region. Ek, who spent a decade as an instructor in Sweden, is among a group of foreign military volunteers who have gone to train Ukrainians how to defend their country from Russia's invasion. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Foreign volunteers race to train new Ukrainian troops to be sent to the front

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Max, 33, a Ukrainian sniper, poses in the backyard of the reconnaissance team's safe house in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. He's holding a "trophy" — an antitank missile taken off Russian soldiers. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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In the Donbas, Russia's vast numbers of troops weigh heavily on Ukraine's defenders

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A group of Ukrainian soldiers from the Territorial Defense load a rocket under the cover of trees in Kherson Region in October. The approaching winter may force a change in tactics, Ukrainian military units and Western military analysts say. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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With winter approaching, Ukraine prepares to fight on frozen ground

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Col. Roman Kostenko liberated his home village in Kherson last week. Russian troops occupied his childhood home for months. They took his body armor and medals and left a grenade and a vulgar message on an outside wall. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Soldiers prepare to fire BM-21 Grad rocket launcher toward Russian positions in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on Monday. Russia intends to annex Donetsk but Ukrainian forces retook Lyman, a strategic city in the region, on Saturday. Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ukrainian Col. Roman Kostenko stands in a redbrick farmhouse with a gaping hole in one of the walls. This is where Kostenko taught soldiers how to set explosives. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A member of Ukraine's parliament now trains a recon and sabotage unit to fight Russia

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Capt. Daniil, a public affairs officer in the Ukrainian military, walks through a field in Mala Rohan, on the outskirts of Ukraine's northeastern city of Kharkiv. He is recording the aftermath of fighting between occupying Russian soldiers and Ukrainian forces. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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Photos: Russian forces were driven out of this village outside Kharkiv, Ukraine

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