The rehearsal of the Procession of Dignity takes place in Kyiv on Thursday evening. This is one of the two major events to take place in the Ukrainian capital on Independence Day, August 24. A correspondent of 112.ua news agency is at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square, reporting from the scene.
Streets are shut down in the downtown Kyiv. The traffic on Khreshchatyk street is limited.
The Procession of Dignity is the mass event organized by the Presidental Office. It will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, incorporating some of the Ukrainian officials, common citizens and celebrities. Singer Tina Karol will perform the national anthem during the official part of the ceremony. ONUKA, the electro-folk music band, composer Myroslav Skoryk and Ukrainian opera singers will join the event.
The procession will be staged by famous music video director Alan Badoyev and stage director Olena Kolyadenko.