Ukraine welcomes British air squadron for retro-aircraft fest

09:35, 03 July 2013
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The aircrafts from the British Air Squadron flying club arrived in Ukraine to take part in the military-historical festival of retro-aircraft, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Monday, according to Xinhua.

The 27 aircrafts built during the World War I, World War II and the post-war period will fly across Ukraine to take part in the fest, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Delegation of the Air Squadron flying club led by Prince Michael of Kent will demonstrate the ancient aircraft in Vinnitsa and Lvov cities in western Ukraine, Sevastopol city in the country's south and the capital Kiev.

The 60-member delegation will participate in the reenactment of Balaklava battle during the Crimean War of 1853-1856 and attend the military-historical exhibition in Ukraine's State Museum of Aviation.

Prince Michael of Kent will also hold talks with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych during his visit to Ukraine.

The festival, jointly organized by the Ukrainian government and the British Air Squadron flying club, will last till June 7.

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