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Sniper Dubbed 'Ukrainian Joan Of Arc' Shares What Saved Her Life

Newsy's Jason Bellini met Evgenia Emerald in a fully blacked-out part of the capital, Kyiv, far from the trenches she lived in for months.

Sniper Dubbed 'Ukrainian Joan Of Arc' Shares What Saved Her Life
Evgenia Emerald.
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The sound of a Russian drone on the front lines is hovering near Evgenia Emerald. 

It’s "trying to find us," she said. 

If it sees her, she knows what sound could come next: the whiz, then bang, of incoming artillery. 

Spot the target – dial it in – and fire. It’s a tactic she knows well, because Emerald is a sniper. 

Newsy's Jason Bellini met Emerald in a fully blacked-out part of the capital, Kyiv, far from the trenches she lived in for months. 

They discussed her experience fighting as a woman in an otherwise all-male unit, her lifetime of sharpshooter training — and what it was like to start a family in the middle of an active warzone.

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