As NATO countries tremble at tanks, Ukrainian soldiers in trenches tremble under constant fire

As Ukrainian troopers tremble in frontline trenches, they hope NATO nations will cease hesitating over the choice to ship fashionable primary battle tanks to assist them struggle Russian aggression.

A crew of journalists from France Télévision had been taken to Velyka Novosilka and guided via a maze of snow-covered earthworks in an space the troopers name the zero line.

Just a few hundred yards away they noticed troopers being bombarded virtually constantly by Russians.

“Everybody is continually afraid, I’m additionally very afraid,” stated one of many commanders. “But when my males see that, they’re going to be confused too. So formally, I am not scared.’

The maze of frozen earth is all that protects the Ukrainians when the bombs fall.

The French crew arrived earlier than daybreak, the primary international journalists to go to.

“The scariest factor is once we see a tank coming in the direction of us, when the tank fires, it occurs in a short time,” stated one other Ukrainian soldier.

Troopers keep not more than three days on this zero line, which is continually threatened by Russian assaults. After virtually a yr of battle, “there may be nothing however hatred” for the Russian troopers, says their commander.

France Télévision journalists stated the troopers interviewed agreed that extra heavy tanks from Ukraine’s European allies had been wanted.