Ukraine updates: Von der Leyen marks Europe Day in Kyiv
11 May 2023 | 12:05 pm
Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy moved the country's commemoration of the end of World War II in Europe to May 8, and declared May 9 to mark Europe Day. It came as Russia launched a new attack on Kyiv. DW has the latest.
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