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Standing in front of the home of his boss recently hit by a bomb in southern Ukraine, Vassili Kushch never wavers in his commitment to the land, picking up his shovel and getting to work.

“I must work. I don’t have anywhere else to go,” laborer Kushch, 63, says in the village of Mala Tokmachka, 70 kilometers (43 miles) southeast of Zaporizhzhia.

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