Yevgeny Matyushenko

At the dress rehearsal for the Independence Day parade, held in Kyiv on August 22, Ukrainian military, among other weapons, showcased U.S.-made anti-tank guided missile launchers "Javelin," supplied this spring after a long-sought green light from President Trump administration.

According to the Fakty newspaper, Kyiv's central street, Khreshchatyk, hosted troops from Ukrainian and foreign military forces, including UK, Georgia, Canada, and U.S.

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Multiple rocket launcher systems Verba, Smerch, Uragan were also shown to the public, as well as self-propelled howitzers (including the brand new 155mm Bohdana), Pion, Hyacinth; a tactical missile system Tochka U, new Ukraine-made armored vehicles Cougar and Kozak.

But it was the soldiers who carried Javelins, riding Ukraine-made Varta armored vehicles for whom the crowd seemed to have cheered most.

The rehearsal was crowned with combat aircraft passing over Kreshchatyk in disciplined formations.