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Military parade in Kyiv: video, photos

Source : 112 Ukraine

4,500 Ukrainian soldiers and 250 military hardware along with the military men of 18 countries participated in the parade
10:55, 24 August 2018

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A military parade dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine took place in the downtown of Kyiv.

This year the military parade was very special. The women detachment participated in it for the first time ever, while the Air Force of Ukraine renewed its participation for the first time in nine years.

Also, a new greeting of the Ukrainian Army "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!" was used for the first time.

You can also read here in details why it was so special.   

11:40 Military parade comes to an end, bringing us a festive and proud spirit. However, the celebration of one of the most important holidays in Ukraine continues.

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11:32 Air Force of Ukraine participates in the military parade for the first time in the last nine years. It is bright and powerful moment of the event

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11:18 Military hardware cross the main street of Kyiv

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11:13 As it was mentioned soldiers from 18 countries participate in the military parade

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11:11 All detachments of Ukrainian Armed Forces powerfully march in synch. The atmosphere of the march is solemn and festive

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11:06 First time ever a unit of female soldiers participate in the military parade in Ukraine

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10:59 Finally, the holiday march begins

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10:57 The Air Forces are aiming to Kreshchatyk 

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10:48 Petro Poroshenko declares the honorary titles to the brigades of Ukraine's Armed Forces

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10:45 The ceremony of the awarding begins! Ukraine's President will give the military awards to the heroes of the country. Also, posthumously…

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10:40 Minute of silence for those who gave their lives for Ukraine. It is a moving moment that makes us be grateful for the defenders of our land

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10:39 Ukraine's President notes that Europe will not be whole without Ukraine

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10:35 Also, Poroshenko emphasized the importance of autocephaly of Ukrainian Orthodox Church

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10:32 He concluded that "Body cannot be free if the spirit is captured". Poroshenko wished the whole world to see the aspiration of Ukraine and support it

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10:25 President Poroshenko delivers a speech to all Ukrainians reminding the highlights of the development of Ukraine's independence. He emphasized that despite the years of dependence on Russia, Ukraine stood up for itself and should continue to follow this way

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10:10 Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak arrived. He greets all current and future soldiers of the Armed Forces with the 27th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine

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10:06 The pray for Ukraine's Armed Forces takes place

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10:03 Ukrainian flag was ceremonially delievered and then raised under accompaniment of the military orchestra

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10:01 Poroshenko arrived to Kreshchatyk

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09:59 Every unit of Ukraine's Army is ready and waiting for President Poroshenko who is also a Commander-in-Chief

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9:57 The military parade begins! The first units march across the street. Also, Commander of Ground Forces comes to the downtown of Kyiv

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9:55 Today's march is called "The New Army March". It is also dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the revival of the Ukrainian statehood.

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9:43 As we are waiting for the parade let's remind the highlight of its rehearsals. 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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