New Ukrainian Uniform: Fashion statement: Ukrainian troops debut post-Soviet uniforms

15:30 Aug. 29, 2016

Fashion statement: Ukrainian troops debut post-Soviet uniforms

Independence Day parade in Ukraine, August 24, 2016, source: UNIAN photos

The Washington Times analyzed the new "Western-style" uniforms that deliberately break with old Soviet sartorial motifs

Ukrainians saw the new uniform for the first time at the parade on the 25th Independence Day. The uniform was completely redesigned and based on British military styles.

However, military analysts say the uniforms are also a political statement as they will be the first step in breaking with any kind of Sovietism and uniting the western Ukrainian-speaking and eastern Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine.

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