MOSCOW, April 2 (RIA Novosti) - Last generation military trucks "Typhoon-K" will participate in this year's Victory Day Parade on May 9 in Moscow, Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
Typhoon-K six-wheel transporters will participate in the Victory Day parade for the first time, the statement by Russian Defense Ministry reads.
The machines have already arrived in Moscow Region and are now undergoing technical checks ahead of the Parade. Typhoon-K armored military vehicles come from the family of wheeled and track-type unified highly mobile modular platforms.
Six-wheel transporters and other machines from the family, including O-Platform, and Arctic vehicles, are now being delivered to the Russian army under the 2014 state defense order.
Along with Typhoon-Ks sixty-nine planes and helicopters will participate in Moscow's Red Square parade next month celebrating the anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.
For the first time in history, a Victory Day parade will be held in Kerch in the east of Crimea. Meanwhile in Sevastopol, residents will celebrate on a much larger scale compared to previous years.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu earlier said that this year's Victory Day celebrations have a particularly important political meaning, emphasizing the necessity to "demonstrate to the world that Russia has zero tolerance for fascism".
Russia has recently described the uprising in Ukraine as an illegitimate fascist coup and a military seizure of power, which resulted in Moscow taking steps to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine, including the reunification of Crimea.