News from Ukraine: First rehearsal of Independence Day military parade held near Kyiv (photos)

19:25 Aug. 2, 2016

First rehearsal of Independence Day military parade held near Kyiv (photos)

Photo courtesy - Ukraine's National Guard site, ngu.gov.ua

Ukraine will celebrate Independence Day on 24 August 

This was the first one of several trainings, which should take place prior to the parade, Ukraine's National Guard of Ukraine reports.

Almost 200 servicemen of Ukraine's National Guard took part in the rehearsal near Kyiv.

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There will be six or seven more rehearsals. The guards spent three weeks improving their skills at a training centre in Novi Petrivtsi village, Kyiv region.

This year 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.  

Demobilized soldiers who fought in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, also will participate in the parade.

Based on reporting by Ukrainian news agency 112 

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