The head of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas will arrive in the capital of Russia on Victory day Parade, said the Palestinian Ambassador in Moscow Fayed Mustafa.
"the head of Palestine, by itself, will attend the may 9 Victory day Parade in the Russian capital. We have received an official invitation, and We immediately gave the answer that the leader of Palestine will undoubtedly be participating in the celebration. We know how important for the Russian Federation this special day, and Russia is our friend, for this reason, We take every opportunity to show our respect for Russia, for this reason, We immediately made welcome and our chief arrives on may 8 and will remain until may 10, "said the Ambassador, quoted by RIA" Novosti ".
traditionally in the Russian capital for the anniversary celebrations on the occasion of the Victory over fascism involved the leaders of many countries. 6 April, it was announced that the head of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic has decided to accept Russia's proposal on the participation of Serbian soldiers in the parade on red square in the Russian capital on may 9. In addition, the military of South Ossetia also have the opportunity to participate in the Victory parade. 5 April, it was announced that the head of Vietnam Truong tan sang will attend the may 9 celebrations in red square. on 4 April, the Head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov said that his participation at the celebrations confirmed 25 leaders of foreign countries and several international organizations. However, this year the head of some countries will not attend the festive event. So, to visit Moscow on may 9 did not want the U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Cameron D., head of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Finland, as well as the premiere of the Netherlands and Norway. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also made the decision not to visit Moscow on may 9 to participate in the Victory parade. Media told that she does not want to " offend the Ukrainian government ". However in a press-service of the Chancellor stated that Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10.