It has been a year since Ukraine first parked a parade of destroyed Russian tanks, other armored vehicles and artillery pieces on Kyiv’s main thoroughfare to mark the country’s Independence Day, forgoing major public events in the hope of avoiding Russian missile strikes.
That was the country’s first Independence Day since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Over the next 12 months, Ukrainian forces retook swathes of territory in the northeast in September. Then, in November, they
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