No Independence Day parade to be held this year, Zelensky says

19:10, 09 July 2019
Ukraine
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"Usually, on August 24, on Independence Day, we have a military parade. It's pompous and definitely not cheap. It seems to me that this year, instead of holding a parade, it is better to give this money to our heroes..." Zelensky wrote on Facebook.

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"And we decided to allocate UAH300 million for bonuses to all military... " the president noted.

Zelensky stressed that this year's celebration of Independence Day will be held in a new format.

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