Ukraine's shadow soldiers: Meeting resistance fighters in Kherson region

One year after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, FRANCE 24 brings you a special 35-minute report, co-produced with Arte. Our reporter Gwendoline Debono went to meet resistants in the southern Kherson region, which was retaken from Russian forces last November. The clandestine actions of these ordinary citizens played a key role in the liberation of Kherson. Driven only by their conscience, these Ukrainian men and women managed to thwart the Kremlin's plans to annex their region to Russia. Behind Russian lines, Gwendoline Debono was also able to gain access to a Ukrainian military unit responsible for conducting military operations in enemy territory.

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