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Another rehearsal of the parade for Independence Day took place at Antonov airdrome - Photos
16:29, 9 August 2016
Another rehearsal of the parade for Independence Day took place at Antonov airdrome - Photos

200 pieces of military equipment, new military uniform and new military special operations forces shall be presented at the parade

16:29, 9 August 2016

General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces

The runway of "Antonov" enterprise held another rehearsal of the military parade for the Independence Day today. It is reported by the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

4 thousand soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the State Border Service of Ukraine, the National Police and more than 200 pieces of military equipment shall participate in parade.

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According to the General Staff, this will be the first time in the history when military special operations forces and reservists who are part of the strategic reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine participate in the parade. The reserve was created in case of escalation of the situation in order to strengthen the army.

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"During the parade, members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will demonstrate new models of parade and standard uniform. The military equipment at the parade is a modernized machinery just produced by the plants, which was designed for the Defense Ministry reserve. All the samples of equipment and weapons will be transferred to the military units of the Armed forces of Ukraine after the parade," - reads the statement.

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The parade will take place on Khreshchatyk and Independence Square, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak is to administer its management.

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