The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine published a video of the Independence Day parade rehearsal from a bird’s eye view.
On August 8, Kyiv-based aviation plant Aviant hosted the third rehearsal of the military parade timed to the Independence Day. Units of the army, the National Guard and other governmental agencies took part; overall, some four thousand servicemen were involved in the rehearsal.
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.
Furthermore, over 70 military equipment units will be presented, 25 of which are brand new models, constructed on Ukraine’s defence industry plants.