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Ukraine war

Hope for Ukrainian victory burns strong in Lviv, one year on

Western hub bustles with activity despite shadow of war

A sign in Lviv urges Ukrainians to sign up for the armed forces. "Ukraine needs you now!" it says. (Photo by Takeshi Kumon)

LVIV, Ukraine -- Nearly a year after Russia marched troops into Ukraine, residents of the western city of Lviv appear more resolute than ever in their resistance.

Even at 1,000 kilometers from the front lines, air raid sirens ring through the city almost every day to warn of potential missile and drone attacks. Many buildings have turned their basements into shelters.

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