Fighters of the Georgian army will join the military parade in Kyiv, timed to the Independence Day in Ukraine, slated for August 24. Georgia’s president Georgii Margvelashvili said this during the phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.
The Georgian military will represent their country, just like troops from another nine foreign countries are to represent their armed forces during the solemn event, which is to take place in the downtown Ukrainian capital. According to defense minister Stepan Poltorak, for the time being, ten countries have confirmed their intention to participate.
4,500 troops are going to march along Khreshchatyk, the central street of Kyiv; about a thousand of them are the combat veterans of Donbas conflict.
The defense ministry also added there will be 70 units of combat vehicles to be presented during the parade; 25 of them will be brand new, domestically produced machines.