Ukrainian military aviation participated on the parade for the 27th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Ukraine for the first time in nine years. Participation of 18 countries’ soldiers is another novelty. 112 Ukraine was broadcasting the parade for the Independence Day.
20 fighter aircraft, transport aircraft, and helicopters flew above Khreshchatyk street.
In particular, the Sukhoi Su-25 attack plane was presented on the parade. The plane is designed for the provision of the air support of the ground forces units in the zone of military operations in the hostilities zones, for the attacks on enemy targets in tactical and operational depth. Also, Sukhoi Su-24 bombers flew above Kyiv. The plane is capable of traveling distances up to three thousand kilometers at an altitude of up to 12 thousand meters at a speed of up to 2 thousand km/h, with a combat load of up to 7 tons.
Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft was presented at the parade. They are dedicated for committing an air fight at all ranges of the altitude. Serhiy Troshyn, Hero of Ukraine and a test pilot of Antonov State Company flew on the main transport turbojet plane Antonov An-178. The plane is designed for the transportation of the personal staff and cargos under any weather conditions on regional and short-haul routes at a distance of up to 5.5 thousand km.
The appearance of aviation in the military parade remained the biggest intrigue. Last Friday on August 17, at the closed session, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a plan of measures to prepare for the celebration of Independence Day, allowing, in particular, the flight of aviation in the parade.