Ukrainian troops have built themselves a sauna on the frontlines as they prepare for winter
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A new video shows how Ukrainian troops have built a sauna to keep warm while winter draws in on the frontline.
As Vladimir Putin's war with Ukraine continues, troops are taking drastic measures to get through the harsh winter ahead.
One TikTok from the frontline shows the well-constructed sauna, complete with hot coals and insulated panels, offering some respite to soldiers as temperatures drop.
Check out the video here:
The video was shared to social media by @tiktok_frontline_warzone, with the caption: "Ukrainian troops 🇺🇦 have built themselves a sauna in their frontline trenches😳😍 winter ready! must wait until the end."
During the video, we see a tour of the sauna, which has a working insulated door and wooden benches inside.
Of course, people online were impressed, with one user saying: "Good relaxing moments, Sauna is the best."
Another thought some Finnish soldiers might've lent a hand given that Finland is famous for its saunas: "I think you have some Finnish soldiers there."
While a third said that the sauna was nicer than their gaff: "That trench is better than my house."
While the sauna is a welcome addition to troops, it's a much-needed resource as they continue to battle on the front line.
The war in Ukraine is still very much underway, just this last Sunday, 20 November, a nuclear watchdog had to call for 'urgent measures' as two explosions fell near the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine.
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said reports of shelling were 'extremely disturbing'.
Confirming reports of a disturbance in the area, Grossi said two explosions near the Zaporizhzhia plant abruptly ended a period of relative calm around the nuclear facility.
He warned: "Whoever is behind this, it must stop immediately. As I have said many times before, you're playing with fire."
The Russian-occupied nuclear plant has been a site of constant unrest between Russia and Ukraine since the invasions first began.
People reported hearing over a dozen blasts near the plant last Sunday morning, 20 November.
Several buildings, systems, and equipment at the power plant were damaged in the shelling, although none of the explosions were critical to the safety of the plant and there were no reports of casualties.
Grossi has appealed to Russian and Ukrainian forces to agree on a set nuclear safety zone around the facility.
Meanwhile, Ukraine representatives are calling out Russia for the damage.
Ukraine's nuclear energy agency Energoatom said in a statement after the attack: "This morning... as a result of numerous Russian shellings, at least 12 hits were recorded on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant."
Amid the shelling and attacks, the sauna might offer a small amount of solace to troops.
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