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Editorial: A year later

It’s been over a year now since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.

Early on the morning of Feb. 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a speech about the pending “special military operation.” A few minutes later, tanks, mobile rocket launchers, supply trucks and other military vehicles with the now-familiar “Z” markings rolled across the border, beginning a war that, at present, shows no signs of stopping.

At the time, conventional wisdom expected the conflict to last only a few weeks, if not days, with the powerful Russian army making quick work of Ukraine. That didn’t happen.

Instead, the world saw something else. It saw a leader refusing to step down and a people rallying behind him. Many thought Volodymyr Zelenskyy would flee to Poland or some other safe haven where he would set up a government in exile. But he had no intention of doing that.

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