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On this week’s episode, John Chinaman was able to interview Ukrainian drone pilot and self described “queer disaster” Kafa. They are a non-binary anarchist who fought with the 93rd Mechanized Brigade in Bakhmut.
Content warning: this episode includes graphic descriptions of war, political repression, and violence.
Kafa told their story to YPT, from their journey growing up in Crimea, to fleeing after Russia’s 2014 invasion to Kyiv, to living in Berlin. They returned to Ukraine after Russia again invaded in 2022. They discuss what it’s like to be non-binary and an anarchist in the infantry.
Kafa describes why they decided to fight and how they enjoy army life. Kafa also addressed the debates in the West about whether the USA and others should give arms to Ukraine. Importantly, Kafa confirms that they are the They/Them Army everyone keeps talking about on Twitter 👀
P.S. Kafa is an avid birdwatcher, and they have requested books about birds in your native language. DM them if you’ve got a book!
Host: John Chinaman
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