The head of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev will be at the Victory parade in the capital of Russia and will take part in the festivities, said his press Secretary Azer Gasimov.
"I wish to note that a few months ago, the head of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin to participate in these activities. At the same time the Russian side was officially announced that the head of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on may 9 to take part in a military parade and festive events on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war in the capital of Russia ", - quotes the expression Qasimov news Agency referring to Baku APA news Agency.
traditionally in the Russian capital for the anniversary celebrations on the occasion of the Victory over fascism involved the leaders of many countries. 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, Montenegro, Croatia, 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. The head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said on may 9 is going to take the Victory day parade in Minsk, but will have the opportunity to visit Moscow on may 7-8. Explaining the decision of the Belarusian leader, In the leadership of the Russian Federation has told that Belarus is a large volume celebrates Victory Day and thus it jointly with Russia. Leader Vladimir Putin in the process of direct line said that Russia respects the choice of every politician who decided not to come to the capital of Russia on the Victory parade, but did not rule out that the choice of many influences " Washington regional Committee ". Later official authorized state Department Marie Harf acknowledged that Washington was indirectly influenced the decision of the leaders of a number of countries to waive presence at the Victory parade in the Russian capital.