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Stand With Ukrainians and Their Independence

Soldiers of Honour Guard stand during National Flag Day celebrations in Kiev on Aug. 23, 2016, a day before the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence. 
(GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers of Honour Guard stand during National Flag Day celebrations in Kiev on Aug. 23, 2016, a day before the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine, with its estimated population of 44 million, second largest land mass in Europe, and restored independence since 1991, maintains a strong hold on the...


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