The Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine is currently experiencing a key battle as Russian forces attempt to make a giant pincer move, similar to what is happening in the nearby city of Bakhmut.
Battalion Commander Andrii “Tuman” and his troops are stationed in a bombed-out village near Kreminna, monitoring the situation 24/7 and making decisions to strengthen the frontline and counter-offensive actions.
They face challenges such as Russian electronic warfare and adapting to the forest terrain.
Tuman reveals that his troops have faced 40 to 50 assaults on their defensive lines since early February.
Tuman, who fought two conflicts in Chechnya, returned to fight Russian-backed separatists in 2014, and lost his son and one of his wives during the conflict.