Speaking to the West " no, Russia is not aggressive, and defends its own desires, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"Russia is not aggressive" - quoted Peskov RIA " Novosti "." Just what Moscow says no to Washington or Brussels, or London, is not tantamount to aggression. We will continue to pursue their desires, but it has nothing to do with aggression, " - said Peskov.
Peskov expressed surprise at the attempts of the US capital to convince European leaders to ignore the Victory parade." sometimes We just can't understand why Washington does it. We cannot tolerate this, " Peskov said. Before the last working day of the week, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry on behalf of President and people of the United States paid homage to the Europeans on Europe Day, accusing the Russian Federation in the aggression against Ukraine. On 7 may, the head of the state Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said that the U.S. government demonstrate immoral position regarding the events dedicated to the 70-ing Victory. Traditionally, to celebrate the victory over fascism Russia calls the guests from many countries - invitations received 68 foreign leaders and heads of UNESCO, the UN, EU and Council of Europe. A visit was confirmed by the leaders of More than twenty countries, among them the presidents of India, South Africa, Vietnam, Mongolia, Egypt, Cyprus, as well as the leaders of Cuba and China, Prime Minister of Greece and leader of the UN and UNESCO. However, the leaders of several countries did not want to attend festive events in the capital of 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 ".