Military units that will participate in a parade on Khreshchatyk Street on Independence Day will leave for the counterterrorism operation immediately after the event, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on television.
"The parade is needed. It won't be pompous. Its goal is to raise patriotic spirit and show that we have patriots - people who protect the integrity and independence of the country. Immediately after the parade the guys and the machinery will head to the ATO zone," Klitschko said.