Boredom, loneliness plague Ukrainian youth near front line

Rodion Kucherian, 14, takes a break from scooting in an empty skate park to look at his phone in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Kucherian said that before the war, he and at least ten of his friends would be doing tricks in the bustling park alongside many other kids from nearby. But now his only connection to all of his friends, who have fled to countries like Poland and Germany, is on social media. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Boredom, loneliness plague Ukrainian youth near front line