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Ukraine rings in new year with hopes of Russia’s defeat

By Alistair MacDonald and Oksana Pyrozhok

01 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

As Ukrainians greeted 2023 and their president delivered a message of hope, Russia fired a salvo of missiles at Kyiv and other parts of the country, the WSJ reports.

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KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainians greeted 2023 with drinks, air raids and a firm belief that their country will fully reverse the Russian invasion that marked the past year with disruption and death.

Their optimism for the new year comes with around 20% of the country still in Russian hands; military and civilians still dying in the thousands; and the economy suffering lasting damage from a war that few Western experts see ending soon, or outside a negotiating table.

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