Prime Minister ewa kopacz announced that he would not go to the capital of Russia on may 9 celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Victory.
"I certainly will not go to the capital of Russia. This theme was one of the discussions at the last meeting of the European Council. Very few of the head of government of the EU told about his intention to accept the invitation of Russia. I will (may 9) in Poland, "said kopacz on Polish TV channel Polsat News, 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, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Finland, as well as the premiere of the Netherlands and Norway. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also decided not to visit Moscow on 9 may to participate in the Victory parade. The media revealed that she does not want 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.