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SPECIAL REPORT Sirens, missiles and heroes – a surreal day in Kyiv as war rages on

WARNING, of a sort, had come at around 6.50am on Monday, but the vast majority of those awake to hear the air raid sirens will have taken little notice of them. After nearly eight months of hearing them almost on a daily basis, Ukrainians in places not under regular attack (Kyiv hadn’t been hit by missiles in months) have long treated the siren with indifference. Ninety minutes later, however, it became clear this wouldn’t be an ordinary autumn day in Ukraine’s peaceful and beautiful capit