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A War on Their Doorstep, Ukrainian Millennials Enjoy a Night Out in a Front-Line City

On a bluff overlooking the Sea of Azov outside of Mariupol. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)
On a bluff overlooking the Sea of Azov outside of Mariupol. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)

KYIV, Ukraine—In Mariupol, a Ukrainian port city on the Sea of Azov only about 10 miles from the front lines, you can frequently hear artillery...




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