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Military parade for Ukraine's Independence Day rehearsed in Kyiv, video

Ukraine mark Independence Day on August 24, As a rule, a military parade is held annually in the centre of Ukraine's capital
18:57, 20 August 2018

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A rehearsal of a military parade dedicated to the Independence Day of Ukraine was held in Kyiv on Saturday.

Earlier, three rehearsals were scheduled for August 18, August 20 and a dress rehearsal which is to be held on August 22.

Today, the second rehearsal is conducted in the centre of the capital, which caused huge traffic jams in Kyiv in the early morning. It is known that 4,500 military servicemen and 250 units of equipment will take part in the military parade dedicated to the 27th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Moreover, female soldiers will participate in the parade for the first time.

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Independence Day of Ukraine is the day when the state commemorates the Declaration of Independence of 1991. It is traditionally celebrated on August 24. 

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In addition, traffic jams occurred in the capital’s downtown, as Google Maps shows. It happened due to the blockage of the streets – Kyiv holds a rehearsal of a military parade dedicated to the Independence Day, celebrated on August 24.

Google Maps

Moreover, parking is banned in the places where the rehearsal takes place. 

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