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Putin’s Army Expected a Welcome in This City. It Got ‘Go Home!’

  • In Russian-held Berdyansk, Ukrainians tell soldiers to leave
  • The invasion is galvanizing opposition in Ukraine to the war
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Zelenskiy to Russians: ‘Just Save Your Lives, Leave’

Olga Saminina is the kind of person in the kind of city Russian President Vladimir Putin might have expected to welcome his mission to rid Ukraine of what he describes as its “fascist” regime. 

The 46-year-old director of the Berdyansk Commercial Sea Port in southeastern Ukraine is a Russian speaker. She was even born in Russia. Yet Saminina joined hundreds of others to stand in front of the regional administration building -- guarded by occupying Russian troops but still flying the Ukrainian flag --  and chant “Go home! Go home!”