Obama marks Ukraine independence day

Armoured personnel carriers drive during a military parade in Kiev on August 24, 2016President Barack Obama marked the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union Wednesday, voicing solidarity as the country struggles with the Russian annexation of territory. “We have been reminded in recent years, Ukraine’s path has not always been easy,” Obama said in a written statement. In 2014, Moscow seized Ukraine’s Crimea region.

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