Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal together with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of Ukraine's Independence.
The event was also attended by leaders and representatives of foreign governments, Government members, MPs and representatives of the Office of the President.
The Independence Square hosted a historic theatrical performance called "DNA" (Independence Day), after which a solemn procession of troops began with the 30-meter-long flag of Ukraine in honor of the Independence Day.
In addition to the Ukrainian servicemen, the parade was also attended by representatives of the armies of partner countries: the United States, Lithuania, Estonia, Georgia, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Moldova and other countries.
The parade continued with the flight of aircraft of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Land Forces, Navy, the National Guard of Ukraine, the State Emergency Service, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine, Antonov State Enterprise and partner countries.
At the same time, the seaport of Odesa hosted a ceremonial passage of warships, boats and ships and the flight of aircraft, demonstration of aerobatic maneuvers by light civil aircraft, passage of ships and boats of partner countries, NATO member states.
The parade in Kyiv also demonstrated Ukrainian AFU’s artillery systems, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, air defense systems, unmanned aerial vehicles. At the end of the event a demonstration flight of aircraft took place.