War in Ukraine
‘I don’t want war, I want peace. I want a world without war’
In Kyiv’s Independence Square, there are tears for a missing soldier and a shrine to the estimated 20,000 foreign volunteers fighting for Ukraine, bedecked with their national flags – among them the Irish tricolour
Oksana Pavlichi pushed the pin of a Ukrainian flag into the earth, in tribute to a soldier friend who hasn’t been seen since the early days of Russia’s invasion of her country.
She paused for a moment before talking about how Viktor Potuliak, 30, was stationed in Kherson, in the southeast, when Russia invaded the area on February 24. He hasn’t been heard from since and is presumed dead.
“It’s very sad, he has a ...