‘We Can Only Be Enemies’

‘We Can Only Be Enemies’

What a story. After Russian forces had occupied their village, this Ukrainian family discovered that five Russian soldiers had made their basement their new home. For several weeks, they lived together, got to know each other, in what became a microcosm of the war’s propaganda front. It’s the story of one family looking for an answer that an entire country, the entire world is looking for: How do you persuade Russians who have been fed an unending series of lies to drop their support for Putin’s invasion?

From Weekly Filet #393, in May 2022.

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