The commander raising a Crimean battalion to take it back from the Russians
Crimea, with its strategic location, is a central focus in this war. In this issue from Kyiv and Istanbul, we examine the profound connections that Ukrainians, Crimeans and Turks have to this place.
Editor’s note: Personal, multi-country reporting that examines complex historical, cultural and military Ukrainian storylines takes a lot of time… and a lot of resources! We hope that if you have the means, you’ll upgrade to a paid subscription to help us keep going!
Commander Lenur Islyamov, dressed in military attire, sits at his desk, eager to begin.