Fighting From the Trenches in Ukraine

From a New York Times guest essay by Yegor Firsov headlined “From the Trenches in Ukraine, We Know Our Enemy Is in Shock”:

An infantryman’s least favorite weather is a temperature of 35 degrees Fahrenheit and pouring rain, when the trench floods with knee-deep, near freezing water. Surviving in such conditions is truly an art, and it’s at these moments in particular that a trench has a special energy. Here people fight for their lives, for every manifestation of it. Here communion with God is sincere and more frequent than in any church.