Ukrainian essential service employees undergo military training

A man holds a weapon during a military training session for employees of the city’s essential industries and services outside Lviv, Ukraine, January 25, 2022. Civilian employees of the city of Lviv’s essential services, in western Ukraine, participated in military training on Tuesday 25 January. as Russia stepped up its military buildup near the border. REUTERS/Roman Balouk

Employees of the city’s essential industries and services attend a military training session outside Lviv, Ukraine, January 25, 2022. The drills were led by former Ukrainian paratroopers and veterans, in partnership with Lviv city government. REUTERS/Roman Balouk

A woman points a gun during a military training session for employees of the city’s essential industries and services outside Lviv, Ukraine, January 25, 2022. “(The drills) are important because we need to the reserve for the regular army and for home defense units,” a war veteran and sniper instructor, Volodymyr said. REUTERS/Roman Balouk

A man holds a gun during a military training session for employees of the city’s essential industries and services outside Lviv, Ukraine January 25, 2022. Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, who was at the training session, said most Ukrainians had done compulsory military service, but many people had no combat experience. REUTERS/Roman Balouk

Employees of the city’s essential industries and services attend a military training session outside Lviv, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Roman Baluk

Employees of the city’s essential industries and services attend a military training session outside Lviv, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Roman Baluk

Michelle J. Kelley