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NATO military to take part in Independence Day parade

4.5 thousand Ukrainian servicemen, including ATO fighters will take part in the parade.

Soldiers from the NATO countries will take part in the parade of troops on Ukraine's Independence Day in Kyiv, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak told reporters Friday.

"We are currently in talks, I reckon up to 10 countries will participate, in particular the Baltic states. We are negotiating with all the Alliance and the country that wants to join NATO – Georgia," Poltorak said.

He said six countries have confirmed the participation of their servicemen in Kyiv parade.

4.5 thousand Ukrainian military are going to take part in the parade, including one thousand participants in the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas. Among the participants of the parade there will also be 200 fighters awarded for courage.

70 samples of military equipment will be demonstrated, of which 25 are completely new, the minister said.