Paris lights up for Ukraine ahead of war anniversary

STORY: The illumination marks the first anniversary of the war, after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.

"In this war, there is an aggressor and an aggressed, and the aggressor is Vladimir Putin's Russia," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in a speech before the illumination. "There will be a life after this war, because Ukraine will win. I think no one will run out of this fierce desire for freedom, for Europe, for democracy that the Ukrainians are showing."