The event to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine began with raising the national flag on the Independence Square and was accompanied by volleys of salute cannons.
Here is photo reportage of the event issued by Unian.
The even was held on Khreshchatyk Street in the center of Kyiv.
The March was attended by President Petro Poroshenko, members of the government and other officials including former presidents Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Victor Yushchenko.
Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak with the commander of land forces Anatoliy Pushnyakov made a detour and congratulated personnel of Ukrainian Armed Forces and the National Guard.
After his speech the head of state awarded commanders of Armed Forces units who participate in ATO with fighting banners and ribbons ‘For courage’.
Then servicemen marched along the main street of Kyiv. 2.3 thousand Servicemen participated in the event.