Ukraine marks a year of war after Russia’s invasion

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says “2023 will be the year of our victory” as Poland says the first Leopard tanks have already been delivered to Kyiv. Follow DW for the latest.

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In contrast with the ceremonies held in Ukraine and by its allies, Russian police spent Friday arresting dozens of people in various cities who were laying flowers at different monuments to commemorate Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine that began one year ago.Human rights group OVD-Info said that at least three people were arrested in the capital Moscow after they put flowers on the monument to Ukrainian poet Lesya Ukrainka, while another 15 were reportedly arrested laying flowers at the monument to Ukrainian writer Taras Shevchenko in St Petersburg.According to news site Meduza, several people were also arrested for protesting by holding up signs saying “I support peace” and “Peace to Ukraine. Soldiers go home” in various other cities.

Some 4,300 people were detained amid protests during the early stages of the war. Moscow introduced new hefty fines and jail terms for those found guilty of criticizing the Russian invasion.

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