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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak says eight foreign units took part in a dress rehearsal of the Independence Day military parade on August 22.

According to the top military official, 4,500 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine took part in the rehearsal.

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"Eight foreign units from Great Britain, the U.S., Canada, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Moldova, as well as color guard groups from Georgia, Latvia, Denmark, Poland, and the [Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian] LitPolUkrBrig joint team marched at the Maidan," Poltorak wrote on Facebook.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Poltorak said Ukraine expects the arrival in Kyiv of 18 foreign delegations to take part in the celebration and attend the military parade on the occasion of Ukraine's 27th Independence Day.