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Ukraine: Thousands gather for Independence Day parade

Ukraine, Kiev
August 24, 2016 at 13:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Ukrainian Armed Forces and National Guard displayed hundreds of pieces of military equipment, during a military parade in central Kiev, Wednesday, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

Besides Ukrainian military units, the joint Polish-Ukrainian-Lithuanian brigade, or Litpolukrbrig, also joined the parade. High state officials and top military commandos including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko were in attendance.

Among the vehicles shown off to the public were BM-21 Grad trucks, BTR armored personnel carriers (APC), Tactical ballistic missiles OTR-21 Tochka and Msta-S howitzers.

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on August 24, 1991. The document established Ukraine as an independent state.

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The Ukrainian Armed Forces and National Guard displayed hundreds of pieces of military equipment, during a military parade in central Kiev, Wednesday, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

Besides Ukrainian military units, the joint Polish-Ukrainian-Lithuanian brigade, or Litpolukrbrig, also joined the parade. High state officials and top military commandos including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko were in attendance.

Among the vehicles shown off to the public were BM-21 Grad trucks, BTR armored personnel carriers (APC), Tactical ballistic missiles OTR-21 Tochka and Msta-S howitzers.

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on August 24, 1991. The document established Ukraine as an independent state.

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