Troops from partner states to march on Independence Day parade in Kyiv along side Ukrainian forces

12:40, 04 August 2017
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At least 700 people came to the territory of the Antonov factory airfield near the city of Kyiv for another rehearsal of the Independence Day military parade, TSN news service reported.

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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has arrived at the Antonov airfield to inspect the rehearsal and join the act.

Some 4,500 Ukrainian servicemen will take part in the current parade, Poltorak told reporters.

In addition, military units of Ukraine's partner countries will march in formations on Kyiv's main street for the first time in the history of Ukraine's independence, TSN correspondent reported.

Read alsoKyiv to host military parade on Independence Day Aug 24 The United Kingdom, Estonia and Latvia have already confirmed participation.

More confirmations from other partners may follow, the reporter hinted.

Besides military personnel, some 70 pieces of military equipment, of which 25 are brand new pieces, will also be part of the parade on August 24, according to Minister Poltorak.

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