Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Military parade in Kyiv to mark 27 years of Ukrainian independence

August 22, 2018 (Interfax-Ukraine) A military parade will take place in Kyiv on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day on August 24. It is indicated in the plan of action on preparations for the celebration of the 27th anniversary of the country’s independence and the 100th anniversary of the revival of Ukrainian statehood. Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers approved the plan on August 17.

Ukrainian paratroopers march as they rehearse the 2018 Independence Day parade on a military airfield in Kyiv on August  21. Photo by Ukraine's Ministry of Defense

The document states that troops will march along Khreschatyk Street and across Independence Square in Kyiv on August 24. The parade will also include a fly-over of military aircraft and a demonstration of weapons and military equipment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and other military units on Kyiv’s Mykhailivska Square. The plan also envisages a few other festive events to mark the Independence Day.