Reunion with soldier who kissed grenades 15 months later: ‘I’m still alive’

Appointment with Olexander Jarknsky, front page of El Mundo in the first days of the Russian invasion

Ukrainian Olexander Jrkinsky, now in the Ukrainian Special Forces, poses with his weapon on the door of his vehicle.ALBERTO ROJAS


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It wasn’t an easy quest. There was only a name which could be a nickname, a date, a place and some photographs. In the military unit where he served, they lost track of him months ago and didn’t know if he was dead or alive. At our first meeting,

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