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Here, Ukrainian APCs (Armoured Personnel Carriers) drive on Kiev`s Independence Square in downtown Kiev.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who greeted the cheerful spectators, was clear the country now needed to be permanently ready for external aggression and would have to boost defense expenditures.
There was no doubt where Kiev thought a threat could come from. Neither was Poroshenko's "rearmament" plan surprising, given the accusations of Ukraine that Russia is smuggling weapons into the Donbass region.
In downtown Donetsk, military personnel of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic escort Ukrainian army prisoners of war.
It might be hard to tell at a first glance whether the event was designed to coincide with the Independence Day. But the Donetsk People's Republic reported Saturday that the national celebration would be cancelled in the city.
Crisis-torn Ukraine used the occasion to make a display of its capabilities, hoping the show-off would assert citizens Kiev was committed to protect them.
Kiev (and Western Ukraine as a whole) was not the single city to mark the anniversary. Here, locals can be seen cheering during a ceremony in Slaviansk, once rebel-held.
Despite being of a military nature, the event did bring some colour to the streets of Kiev. Ukrainian military cadets can be seen here marching.
Ukraine celebrated its 23rd Independence Day on August 24, with a military parade in its capital Kiev held to mark the anniversary.
Although the event divided opinions among Ukrainians (or those considering themselves Ukrainians) themselves, it did not seem to provoke huge outrage among the ranks of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic representatives.
To the contrary, what they seem to have made is a rival march: a parade of their own.
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