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Soldiers of 18 countries to participate in Independence Day parade

Honorary titles will be given and combat flags awarded during the celebration
11:52, 19 August 2018

Soldiers from 18 countries will participate in the parade for the Independence Day. Stepan Poltorak, Minister of Defense claimed this on Facebook.  

'In the following days, we are expecting 18 foreign delegations from different countries of the world, which will participate in the parade,' the Head of the Ministry of Defense claimed.  

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The crews who have participated and are participating in the hostilities in the east of Ukraine will be given and awarded honorary titles and combat flags.  

We recall that in the military parade on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of Ukraine's independence 4,500 servicemen and 250 units of equipment will take part. This was said during the rehearsal of the event, by Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak. 

Related: Rehearsal of parade for Independence Day: transport movement to be restricted in Kyiv

Reportedly, Rehearsal of the military parade for the Independence Day of Ukraine took place in Kyiv on Khreshchatyk street, yesterday. 

However, the rehearsal didn't go without incidents. Buk anti-aircraft system crashed into the wall of the business center "Astarta", which is located on the corner of the Nyzhnyi Val and the Naberezhno-Khreshchatitska Street in Kyiv.  

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