The head of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman will come to the capital of Russia for the 70th anniversary of the Victory, but will not be present at the military parade on red square, said the spokesman ji?? Zeman Ovchachek.
"The time allotted for the military parade, the supervisor uses for bilateral talks with Slovak Prime Minister Robert fico, "- reports RIA "Novosti" the words of Ovcacek.
for its part, the press service of the Prime Minister of Slovakia until are unable to assure the participation of Robert fico in the celebrations in the Russian capital. According to Ovcacek, head of Zeman will arrive in the capital of Russia on the last working day of the week, may 8 and may 9 will take part in celebrations in the memory of the Soviet soldiers who died during the great Patriotic war." The current solution (that Zeman will not be among the spectators of the parade on red square) has no connection with the criticism which has sounded in the last days, " - said the press Secretary of the President of the Czech Republic. First of Zeman did not exclude the possibility of his presence at the military parade on may 9 on red square. This provoked strong criticism in the country as opposition from right-wing parties, and part of Ministers, linking together the anniversary military parade and the situation in Ukraine. Because of this, in the environment long after midnight has proved unsuccessful discussions at the meeting of the government devoted to travel Zeman in the capital of Russia. In addition, dissatisfaction with the visit of the Czech President in the capital of Russia was expressed by the U.S. Ambassador in Prague Andrew Shapiro. In response to This Zeman said that now the door of Prague castle (the residence of the President of the Czech Republic) for Shapiro closed. On Thursday its participation in festive meropriyatiya UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. 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 ceremony. 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, Montenegro, as well as the premiere of the Netherlands norwegii. 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.