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Kyiv's Independence Square, which formerly housed some of the most spectacular decorations, is now down to just one piece. A beautiful Christmas tree.<\/b>A Twitter user shared images of the city's Christmas displays in the previous years: 2019, 2020, 2021, and - in stark contrast, 2022."Russians try to steal normal life away from our citizens, but we won\u2019t give them a chance to steal the biggest holidays \u2013- the New Year and Christmas -- from our children," the city's mayor Vitali Klitschko said when unveiling the tree.Kyiv city hall had hesitated to put up the tree, the mayor said, not least because weeks of Russian attacks on energy infrastructures have worn down the Ukrainian power grid. But the city hall adapted, powering the tree's fairy lights with a diesel generator and reusing some decorations from previous years."We called it 'the Christmas tree of Ukrainian invincibility', since they are doing everything for the children to have a holiday despite difficult times."source: Telegram #Dec19<\/a>https:\/\/twitter.com\/ericlewan\/status\/1604244339978371073<\/a>https:\/\/www.france24.com\/en\/live-news\/20221219-russia-won-t-steal-christmas-kyiv-mayor-unveils-festive-tree<\/a>#Ukraine<\/a> #IndependenceSquare<\/a><\/div>\n\n \n