World Front Pages As Ukraine Marks Independence Day & 6 Months Of War
Ukraine is marking a somber independence day that coincides with the six-month milestone of the Russian invasion. Here’s how newspapers around the world are covering the event.
Every year on August 24, Ukraine celebrates its 1991 independence from the Soviet Union. The anniversary of the peaceful transition is traditionally marked by military parades and other displays of patriotic pride across the country.
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But this year, celebrations will be subdued, as the event coincides with the grim milestone of six months since Russia launched its large-scale invasion of the country.
With the conflict at an impasse and the specter of renewed Russian attacks looming over Ukraine, here's how newspapers across the world are covering the six-month milestone:
POLAND - Gazeta Wyborcza
“A parade of Russian wrecks” — Gazeta Wyborcza
THE NETHERLANDS - De Volkskrant
"Hit hard, grown strong” —De Volkskrant
GREECE - E Kathimerini
"Fights on Independence Day" - E Kathimerini
BELGIUM - Le Soir
"How the Ukraine invasion shook the world” - Le Soir
GERMANY - Rheinische Post
“6 months of war” — Rheinische Post
LUXEMBOURG - Luxemburger Wort
"Death, suffering and destruction” — Luxemburger Wort
SWITZERLAND - Tages-Anzeiger
"6 months of war: Kyiv afraid on its national holiday” — Tages-Anzeiger
AUSTRIA - Kleine Zeitung
"Six months of war: the grueling struggle for freedom” — Kleine Zeitung
FRANCE - Libération
“6 months of conflict in Ukraine: Life in war” — Libération
PORTUGAL - Público
"“The war that was supposed to be quick has now been going on for six months” — Público
U.S. - USA Today
CANADA - The National Post
CANADA - The Toronto Star
COLOMBIA - El Espectador
“No wind of peace” — El Espectador
"Half a year at war” — Diario 24 Horas