A retired sniper who served in the Ukrainian military decided to pick up his rifle and join the fight once again.
Many years ago “Klym,” now 58, never thought he’d need to use his unique skill set again, but after seeing a report about troops who fell while fighting against separatists, he was spurred into rejoining the military, RFERL reports.
“I was sitting on the couch, unable to help them,” Klym said. “My eyes were tearing up. So I decided to join the Donbas battalion and help the guys.”
Klym says he is “well trained” and is still able to outpace many of the younger soldiers. His role will be to provide cover fire for the assault teams.
[ RFERL ]