The US did not want to attend the parade in the Russian capital in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory at a high level, since, according to the U.S. capital, it will involve units of the Russian army, " pursued the occupation of Crimea ", said the official authorized state Department Jeff the Mini. First the US said that on the festive events in the capital of Russia on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the country will be represented by Ambassador to Russia John Tefft.
Republic of Crimea and located on the Crimean Peninsula Sevastopol became the Russian regions according to the results of the referendum on 16 March 2014, more than 90% of participants who voted for the output of these regions from Ukraine and reunification with Russia. The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has stated many times that the residents of the Crimea in a democratic way, in full accordance with international law and the Charter of the United Nations voted for reunification with Russia, respecting and accepting this choice, and this decision Is the reality that ought to be considered. Ukraine considers Crimea its, But at the time occupied territory.
"We have clearly stated our position: on the one hand, We honor the memory of those who died in the Second world war, those who fought with Nazi Germany, including the Soviet Union. But if you look at the parade in the past and In the current year, units that are participating in it, are those who participated in the invasion and illegal occupation of Crimea. This is one example of what We are concerned about, " said Ratke correspondents to the question, I would like US to attend events in the Russian capital at a higher level." We keep the balance. That's why We decided to establish this level of our representation (at the parade), " added the Mini.
on the red square in the Russian capital on may 9 will be the anniversary parade. In recorded history of the holiday he will be one of the largest and most ambitious. Traditionally, to celebrate the victory over fascism Russia invites visitors from many countries: 70 anniversary of the great Victory of the invitation received 68 foreign leaders and heads of UNESCO, the UN, EU and Council of Europe. In the celebrations in the Russian capital on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Victory will be involved about 30 heads of state and governments of foreign States and Directors of international organizations. The head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov, first noted that the Victory Day is of great importance for the Russian people, who are proud of him and wishes to emphasize that the USSR played a decisive role in the Victory over Nazism, for this reason the Russian Federation is ready to offer a warm welcome to everyone who responded to the invitation.
The Plenipotentiaries of Ukraine and Western countries many times accused the Russian Federation of interfering in the conflict in the Donbass. Thus, the evidence to date was not provided. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the statement " public unsubstantiated insinuations ". First, Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.