Defiant Ukraine Puts on Military Display as War Rumbles in the East

Armored vehicles and soldiers paraded in Kiev on Sunday (August 24) in a defiant national day display of military power that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said was being mobilized for a historic war of independence from Russia. Soldiers, some due to head directly to the front where government forces are fighting pro-Russian separatists, staged a march past Kiev's Independence Square followed by a parade of armored vehicles armed with anti-tank weapons and trucks towing missile systems.

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