Growing discontent among Ukrainian families as war enters prolonged stalemate.

KYIV (Reuters) – Families in Ukraine, facing the protracted conflict with Russia, are grappling with the emotional toll as soldiers experience extended deployments. Antonina Danylevych, wife of a platoon commander, reflects on the challenges her family faces, highlighting the emotional strain on children growing up without their father. Amid the war’s relentless grind, concerns about open-ended military service led Danylevych and 25,000 others to petition for a clear timeline on troop discharge. The campaign, punctuated by protests in Kyiv, underscores the rising exhaustion among Ukrainian troops and the toll on families. As the war enters its second year, questions arise about sustaining support and the potential for a longer, costlier conflict.