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A 'now or never moment': Brewery owner in Lviv, Ukraine, reflects as Russian military advances

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Yuri Zastavny, co-owner of Pravda Brewery in Lviv, Ukraine. (Courtesy)
Yuri Zastavny, co-owner of Pravda Brewery in Lviv, Ukraine. (Courtesy)

In Ukraine, Russian military strikes at western airports are inching closer for the first time to the city of Lviv. Over the past two weeks, Lviv has been a relatively safe spot near the Polish border for people fleeing war zones in central and eastern Ukraine.

Yuri Zastavny, co-owner of Pravda Brewery in Lviv, sent a dispatch Friday about what life is like after sending his family away for their safety.

Yuri Zastavny, co-owner of Pravda Brewery in Lviv, says the brewery is making a victory beer that will be ready in 5 to 6 weeks in hopes it will mark the end of the war. (Courtesy)
Yuri Zastavny, co-owner of Pravda Brewery in Lviv, says the brewery is making a victory beer that will be ready in 5 to 6 weeks in hopes it will mark the end of the war. (Courtesy)
Packaging of a pale ale from Pravda Brewery in Lviv, Ukraine. (Courtesy)
Packaging of a pale ale from Pravda Brewery in Lviv, Ukraine. (Courtesy)
From Pravda Brewery in Lviv, Ukraine. (Courtesy)
From Pravda Brewery in Lviv, Ukraine. (Courtesy)

This segment aired on March 11, 2022.

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