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Zelenskiy vows to push for victory on first anniversary of Ukraine invasion

President strikes tone of grim defiance in video address as he recalls ‘longest day of our lives’ on 24 February 2022

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has pledged to push for victory this year as Ukraine marks the sombre first anniversary of the Russian invasion, an event the president called “the longest day of our lives”.

Funerals for the recently killed took place across the country alongside church services to commemorate the fallen, in a grim reminder of the relentless attrition of the continuing war.

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