Counteroffensive nears; Ukrainian mother fights for human rights advocate son, now a POW
Maksym Butkevych’s life work was fighting for the dignity of others. Now he’s being held on false allegations by Russian-backed forces. Also: we read the counteroffensive tea leaves.
Would you rather not know the fate of your son?
Or know for certain that he was a prisoner of war, being held by Russia-aligned forces under fake charges?
For much of the last year, Yevgenia and Oleksandr Butkevych have been going through both kinds of hell. First, their son went missing in war, then he was identified as one of the many POWs held by Rus…