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In Photos: Faced With Possible Russian Invasion, Ukrainian Civilians Seek Combat Training

As Western governments continue to sound the alarm over the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, many Ukrainians have sought to join the ​​Territorial Defense Forces, the country’s volunteer military reserve.

In January, new volunteers flocked to the training grounds, where they received basic combat training and learned survival tactics for hostile environments.

Here’s a look at the training in action:

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