News from Ukraine: Kyiv will parade 200 units of military hardware

11:00 Jul. 24, 2016

Kyiv will parade 200 units of military hardware

Military parade in Kyiv, marking Ukraine's Independence Day, 2014 (UNIAN Photo)

25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence to be celebrated on August 24 

Kyiv will mark the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence with a large-scale parade on capital's main thoroughfare, Khreshchatyk Street, which will feature about 200 pieces of military equipment.

This was reported by Ukraine's presidential adviser Yuri Biryukov.

"The parade will showcase a lot of equipment, 200 units. Ukraine did not hold such a massive parade for a long time. Nor did it showcase military equipment like this. Unfortunately, no aircraft will be paraded because now it is really dangerous for low-flying planes", Biryukov announced.

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According to him, demobilized soldiers who fought in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, also will participate in the parade.

"We came up with many ideas, mostly together with the demobilized soldiers. We will pay tribute to those who have served (in the army) for the country. However, I am not yet ready to say how it will exactly happen", said the presidential adviser


Military parade in Kyiv, 2014 (UNIAN photo)

Biryukov did not say how much money will be spent on organizing the parade in Kyiv. "It is the Cabinet of Ministers that is responsible for the issue", said Biryukov.

Read also Ukraine celebrates 24th anniversary with Independence March

On July 22, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on holding a military parade to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence Day. Ukraine's Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak is entrusted with preparing and running the event. 


Military parade in Kyiv, 2014 (UNIAN photo)

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