Alexey Moscowphoto: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti
Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov explained why Moscow has sent an invitation to the Victory parade June 24, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. About this he wrote on Twitter.
According to the parliamentarian, Russia had “no basis” to invite the Ukrainian leader at the ceremony. In addition, a member of the Federation Council is convinced that the invitation would be “100 percent” declined, which would give a reason for propaganda manipulation and chance Zelensky “show away his political weight.”
June 10, the official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the confirmation received from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Croatia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia. Then the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that will also be present at the Victory parade.
Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov later clarified that confirmed their intention to arrive in Moscow the heads of 12 States, most of them members of the CIS. According to him, Russia upheld the invitations to the Victory parade on June 24 sent out earlier.
In late may, President Vladimir Putin declared the day of the Victory parade on June 24 by his decree, this day is the weekend. Traditional celebrations on may 9 was postponed due to the pandemic coronavirus. The parade in Moscow and other cities of Russia will begin at 10 am on 22 hours of the scheduled artillery salute.
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