Grandad’s army: Ukraine’s over-60s unit fighting Russia for free

Oleksandr Taran, 68, who goes by the callsign “Grandpa”, leads a volunteer Ukrainian unit of men aged 60 and above and are therefore considered too old for the army. At a time when Kyiv is lowering the draft age as enthusiasm for signing up is waning after two years of war, these men are fighting the invading Russian forces for free.

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