Ukraine Today reports on first wave conscripts from 44th artillery brigade coming back to Ternopil and nearby western Ukrainian regions to reunite with families and friends after a year of fighting with Russia-backed insurgents, Ukraine Today reports.

Local volunteers have greeted their heroes, organizing a musical program by the municipal orchestra.

A fourth wave of conscription, announced earlier, is continuing.

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