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231 foreign soldiers, 9 Ministers of Defence to participate in Independence Day parade
21:54, 23 August 2017
231 foreign soldiers, 9 Ministers of Defence to participate in Independence Day parade

Many official guests and delegations are expected at the celebration of Ukraine’s 26th Independence Day

21:54, 23 August 2017
Yuriy Biriukov Facebook

Military representatives from the UK, Georgia, Canada, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, the USA, Latvia, Romania, and Estonia will take part in the military parade dedicated to Ukraine’s Independence Day, which will be held in Kyiv on August 24. Overall, there will be 231 foreign soldiers, as Assistant Minister for Defence Yuriy Biriukov wrote on Facebook.

Related: Ukrainian National Bank warns about cyber-attack at Independence Day

“Officially. Parade calculations (of platoons): the UK, Georgia, Canada, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, the USA, Latvia, Romania, and Estonia will take part in the military parade dedicated to Ukraine’s Independence Day, which will be held in Kyiv on August 24. Overall: 231 servicemen. Ministers of Defence from nine countries. A Deputy Minister of Defence of another country. Many official guests and delegations,” he wrote.

Biriukov also noted that the main surprise is still held secret.

Related: Ukrainian Military in Donbas to receive 67 new military equipment units after Independence Day

As it was said reported previously, 4,500 servicemen are to participate in the Independence Day parade, more than 1,000 of them – participants in the Donbas conflict. More than 200 soldiers participating in the parade were awarded for their exceptional bravery. NATO representatives will also join the Ukrainian soldiers in the parade. Ukraine’s Minister of Defence Stepan Poltorak noted that representatives from 10 countries helping Ukraine with the military reform would attend.

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