The Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte will not attend the event in honor of the 70th anniversary of the may 9 Victory in the Russian capital, also from participation in the parade in honor of the Victory in the great Patriotic war did not want the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Kingdom Bert Koenders, informs the print Edition NRC Handelsblad.
the journal emphasizes that before in the Russian media messages appeared on the visit Rutte in the Russian capital on may 9, However, this does not correspond to government information, reports RIA " Novosti ". According to tradition in the Russian capital for the anniversary celebrations on the occasion of the Victory over fascism attracted the leaders of many countries. However, this year the head of some countries will not attend the festive event. So, to visit Moscow on 9 may not want the U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Cameron D., head of the European Council Donald Tusk, the presidents of Poland and Slovenia. In addition, it was announced about the refusal of the President of Slovakia and the head of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also decided not to visit Moscow on 9 may to participate in the Victory parade, in order " not to offend the Ukrainian government ". However, the press service of the Chancellor stated that Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10.