There was no overt celebration to mark 32 years of freedom from the Soviet Union.
Former Ukrainian minister Tymofiy Mylovanov seems to think so.
Pro-war actors are said to be behind the mysterious "Z" drawn in tracking data near Crimea.
Vladimir Putin's campaign now primarily seeks to "degrade" the Ukrainian military.
"As long as Russia sits on Crimea, Ukraine will never be safe."
Ukraine appears to be striking deeper into Russian territory.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russians have begun their offensive to take control of eastern Ukraine, and it could be a seismic battle.
Ukrainian officials said their forces hit the vessel with missiles, while Russia acknowledged a fire aboard the Moskva but no attack.