Dirty Socks and Rotting Bodies: What Russians Left Behind in the Trenches

July 11, 2023

Lying in wait were thousands of Russian troops stationed in miles of trenches and other fortifications amid tank traps and thousands upon thousands of mines. Take, for example, the village of Novodarivka, on the plains of the Zaporizhzhia region in southern Ukraine, south of the city of Orikhiv. Amid the boom of artillery shelling, Ukrainian soldiers hunkered down in the captured Russian trenches. The Ukrainians had occasionally flown drones over the village while it was occupied, to make sure the Russians had not moved the bodies. But importantly, it’s going.”The post Dirty Socks and Rotting Bodies: What Russians Left Behind in the Trenches appeared first on New York Times.