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Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov attends the meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein, Germany, Jan. 20. Michael Probst/AP hide caption

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Ukraine's defense minister pushes for fighter jets, even as training begins on tanks

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British Army Challenger 2 tanks are seen at a training ground in Poland on Sept. 21, 2022. This week, Ukrainian soldiers have arrived in the United Kingdom for training on the Challenger 2. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson (shown here in May 2022) has said that President Vladimir Putin didn't seem serious about avoiding war in the days before Russia invaded Ukraine. In a new documentary released on Monday, he says that at one point Putin told the British leader it would be easy to kill him with a missile. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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An American soldier walks ahead of an MKIV British-made tank, circa 1918. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Even after a century, tanks still play a major role in war

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Demonstrators burn flares and smoke bombs outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv on June 5, 2020, during a demonstration calling for the interior minister's resignation over corruption suspicion. Sergei Supinksy/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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United Ukrainian Ballet Company members Liza Gogidze and Oleksii Kniazkov in Giselle, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky. Altin Kaftira/The United Ukrainian Ballet hide caption

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Ballet dancers from across Ukraine bring 'Giselle' to the Kennedy Center

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Her ancestors survived the Holocaust. She returns to Germany to reclaim her identity

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A M1A2 Abrams battle tank. The U.S. has agreed to send 31 of the tanks to Ukraine to help it defend and reclaim its territory from Russian forces. Mateusz Slodkowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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German And American Tanks Are Headed for Ukraine

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U.S. Abrams tanks participate in a live fire demonstration during training exercises in Poland in September 2022. President Biden announced Wednesday that the U.S. will be sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. Germany also said it will be sending tanks. Omar Marques/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stands next to a Leopard 2 main battle tank of the German armed forces while visiting an army training center in Ostenholz, Germany, on Oct. 17, 2022. David Hecker/Getty Images hide caption

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King Willem-Alexander puts a stone in an act of remembrance when unveiling a new monument in the heart of Amsterdam's historic Jewish Quarter on Sept. 19, 2021, honoring the 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that it has moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight. From left,, Siegfried Hecker, Daniel Holz, Sharon Squassoni, Mary Robinson and Elbegdorj Tsakhia with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists remove a cloth covering the Doomsday Clock at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pays his respects to victims of a deadly helicopter crash during a farewell ceremony in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Jan. 21. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption

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A man plays violin on the sidelines of a religious service held by local residents in front of an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Sunday. The building was destroyed by a Russian missile strike on Jan. 14. Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This handout negative dated on April 20, 1943, and taken by Polish firefighter Zbigniew Leszek Grzywaczewski shows Jewish people being evacuated from the Warsaw Ghetto. Z. L. Grzywaczewski/Maciej Grzywaczewski/POLIN Museum via AP hide caption

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This detailed view shows inscriptions on a sandstone rock that's believed to be the world's oldest runestone, inscribed almost 2,000 years ago, making it several centuries older than the earliest known ones. Javad Parsa/NTB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The lessons we can learn from 'idiberug'

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A lantern show in Nanjing, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, ahead of the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit. This year the holiday falls amid a massive COVID surge and an economic slump. STR/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Holiday Traditions in China and Ukraine Offer Comfort During Uncertain Times

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