President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy decided not to hold a military parade on Independence Day. Instead, 300 million hryvnias will be allocated to the money reward for the troops. The President stated this in his video address.
"Usually on August 24, on Independence Day of Ukraine, we have a military parade - pompous and certainly not cheap. This year, instead of the parade, it is better to allocate this money to our Heroes. And we have decided to allocate 300 million hryvnias to the military. These are regular soldiers, cadets, sergeants, officers - everyone. And, of course, the military in the JFO area," the Head of State emphasized.
At the same time, he noted that the celebration of Independence Day of Ukraine and the ceremony of paying tribute to the Heroes on the occasion of the holiday would take place in a new format.