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Khreshchatyk to be closed off for Independence Day parade rehearsal
20:53, 16 August 2017
Khreshchatyk to be closed off for Independence Day parade rehearsal

The part of the street from Besarabka to European square is to be blocked

20:53, 16 August 2017

Independence Day military parade, third rehearsal, August 2017, 1
Press service of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

On Wednesday, August 16, due to the rehearsal of the military parade, planned for the celebration of the Independence Day, a part of Khreschatyk will be closed off, the Kyiv city state administration reports.

The part of the street from Besarabka to European square is to be blocked from 9 pm on August 16 to 2 am on August 17.

Related: Independence Day in Ukraine: plan of celebration

The same way the traffic will be restricted from 9 pm on August 18 to 2 am on August 19.

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 will attend.

Related: General Staff published video of Independence Day parade rehearsal

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