Drills of the Ukrainian parade mechanized columns of have commenced at the airfield in Kyiv region

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In Kyiv region, the crews of around 200 pieces of military equipment of the Army of Ukraine have commenced joint drills to prepare for the military parade in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Independence Day.

Ukrainian Defense Minister, Army General of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak checked the preparations for military vehicles.

Kyiv will mark the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence with a large-scale parade on capital’s main thoroughfare, Khreshchatyk Street, which will feature about 200 pieces of military equipment.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree, “I decree holding a military parade on Khreschatyk Street and the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv on August 24, 2016, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Independence Day of Ukraine.”

General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, Minister of Defence of Ukraine, will be responsible for preparations for the event.

The president instructed the government to allocate funds for the preparation of the parade as well. The State TV and Radio Broadcasting Committee will be in charge of broadcasting the event.

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