PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Ukraine marks 25 years of independence and hopes Russia pays attention Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/657025/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend The national anthem played. Military forces were out in full force. And the president spoke in defiant tone. Ukraine celebrated 25 years of independence, sending a message to Russia.