President Volodomyr Zelenskyy said ; Ukraine was "reborn" when Russia invaded six months ago

The country celebrated an Independence Day that was marked by fears that Moscow could intensify its attacks.

The country's persistence during the six months of the Russian invasion has shaped the nation like nothing

he said. "A new nation that emerged at 4 am on February 24. Not born, but reborn. ”

Zelensky had earlier warned that Russia could carry out "contradictory provocations and brutal attacks" on Wednesday.

From Kharkiv in the east to Lviv in the west – people have been warned to pay more attention to air strike sirens

Russian military vehicles performed brilliantly in the middle of the capital.

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