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Ukrainians Down Tools and Ditch Trucks to Head Home to Fight

  • As refugees influx grows, thousands of men head the other way
  • Polish and Czech employers, though supportive, feel the loss
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WATCH: Pravda Beer brewery in Ukraine’s western city of Lviv is switching from making beer to Molotov cocktail fire bombs as Ukrainians resist Russia’s invasion.Source: Quicktake

As Russia’s invasion prompts the exodus of more than a million people from Ukraine, a smaller group is moving the other way. Growing in number by the day, they’re off to war.

Whether builders, warehouse workers or truck drivers, a flow of mainly Ukrainian men are headed east from nearby countries where hundreds of thousands of them and their families have settled in recent years.