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It is being held by members of Czech Ukrainian community as they march to mark the Independence Day on the medevial Charles bridge in Prague, the Czech Republic's capital.
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.
An anti-war rally was held in Donetsk as well, with demostrators showing placards reading `Stop Fascism` and `Fascism will not pass`.
Performances of Ukrainian artists in traditional national dresses were also part of the Kiev show.
Border guards are quite important in the light of the current standoff, with Kiev claiming Moscow provides illicit support to rebels using the Russian-Ukrainian frontier.
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.
Ukrainian soldiers salute as the drive in their military vehicles on the Independence Square. Critics have argued the decision to hold such a parade was strange against the backdrop of Ukraine's economic situation.
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.
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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