This decision marks another step that the Ukrainian army is taking in the Soviet past.
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The Ukrainian National Guard said that this year, during the annual Independence Day parade held on August 24, Ukrainian military personnel will use a new military salute “Glory to Ukraine!” Instead of those used in Soviet times.
“This year, during a military parade that will take place in Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, as well as the 100th anniversary of the rebirth of the Ukrainian state, the military will use for the first time military greetings ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ and “Glory to the heroes!” instead of Soviet-era greetings, ”the National Guard press service said in a statement on August 8.
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As reported, more than 24 units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, National Guard, State Border Guard Service, as well as National Police officers will participate in the event.
On August 7, some 4,500 soldiers from the National Guard and other power structures rehearsed for the Independence Day parade on a runway of Ukraine’s largest aircraft manufacturer, Antonov.
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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said preparations for the parade will take place from August 3 to 20.
“There will be weapons and equipment used in troops, as well as those that undergo state testing. A total of 50 types of equipment,” the minister added.