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Ukrainians Mark Defenders' Day As Thousands March In Kyiv

Thousands in Ukraine marched in support of their armed forces on the annual Defenders' Day. An estimated 4,000 people joined the "March of Heroes" in central Kyiv, with banners proclaiming "Ukraine is united and Independent," "Glory and honor to the defenders of Ukraine," and "Freedom." President Petro Poroshenko established the holiday on October 14 after Russia's annexation of Crimea two years ago and the start of the conflict with pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)