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Zelensky vows victory as Ukraine marks one-year anniversary of invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a news conference on the first anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, February 24, 2023. © Gleb Garanich, Reuters

Ukraine’s leader pledged Friday to push for victory in 2023 as he and other Ukrainians marked the somber anniversary of the Russian invasion that upended their lives and Europe’s security. Read FRANCE 24’s live blog below to see how the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).


Earlier Friday Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told a press conference addressing the nation that victory over Russia was “inevitable” if Ukraine’s Western partners keep their promises. Zelensky was repeating his request for as much Western assistance as possible as the war entered its second year on February 24 in a state of grinding stalemate.

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Ukraine, one year on © Studio graphique France Médias Monde

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