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Europe As it marks its independence, Ukraine remains deadlocked on reform, Russia

Public patience is running out as Ukraine's economy stagnates, the fight against corruption shows little progress, and Moscow-backed rebels in the east remain defiant. 

Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The distance between Ukraine and its giant neighbor to the east was readily apparent in today's celebration of Ukraine's 25th anniversary of independence from the USSR, if you knew where to look.

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