"Participation of the public-sector workers in commemoration of the 28th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence Day is voluntary. The information that the President's Office encourages teachers, doctors, and representatives of the public for dress rehearsal is false," the President's Office emphasized.
It is mentioned that the President's disposal is about assistance to those who want to participate in the events representing various regions of the country. This is about exactly about the participants, not the viewers. Invited people will be rewarded. It is noted that the local authorities have to collect all the information relating to the composition of delegations and provide with free transfer to the capital.
As it was reported earlier, a Defenders' March with the participation of veterans will be held instead of a military parade on the Independence Day of Ukraine. The ceremony starts on August 24 at 9:30 near the memorial cross for the Heroes of Heavenly Hundred.