Independence Day parade in Kyiv to involve 231 foreign military

12:40, 19 August 2017
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Some 231 servicemen from other countries on August 24 will take part in the military parade on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations in Ukraine, presidential adviser Yuriy Biryukov wrote on Facebook.

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According to Mr Biryukov, platoons from the UK, Georgia, Canada, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, and the United States, as well as guards of the color from Latvia, Romania, and Estonia will participate in the military parade to be held in Kyiv center. A total of 231 servicemen are expected to take part, Biryukov wrote.

The presidential adviser also said that the defense chiefs of Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Montenegro, Estonia, and British Deputy Defense Secretary, as well as other official guests and delegations will attend the event.

Read alsoPoroshenko says troops in ATO zone to be paid moreAs UNIAN reported earlier, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will visit Ukraine August 24, on the country’s Independence Day, to meet with President Petro Poroshenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak.

"During these engagements, the secretary will reassure our Ukrainian partners that the U.S. remains firmly committed to the goal of restoring Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as strengthening the strategic defense partnership between our two countries," the Pentagon's press service said.

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