A few years ago, the Victory Day parade would have been much more pompous and with military hardware. However, this year celebrations in Ukraine on May 9 are much simpler. For the second year, Ukrainians celebrate also a Remembrance day on May 8, as well as the Day of Liberation from Nazism on May 9. A couple hundred people came to the central street to honor those that fought against Nazi Germany 71 years ago. We asked people on Maidan square whose victory they were celebrating.

By Victoriia Zhuhan & Olena Makarenko

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