Angela Merkel " long ranged ", but in the end decided not to go to the capital of Russia at the Victory Parade on the occasion of the 70 anniversary of the Victory in the Second world war, informs referring to the source of its environment.
according to the German newspaper, Federal Chancellor of Germany decided a few days ago. Last summer Century. Century. Putin had invited her to the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the capital of Russia, however, Merkel then threw the invitation with no response.
according to the information of Die Zeit, the reason for such actions is the role of Russia in the Ukrainian conflict. The visit would be an insult to the Ukrainian government, stresses the magazine, adding: it is hard to imagine that Merkel is taking part in the parade, which will be presented to the tanks, which can be used in Eastern Ukraine.
first Ukrainian authorities, as well as the USA and the EU many times accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine. Russia denies it and calls the accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly said that is not a party to domestic conflict and uninvolved in the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
Die Zeit emphasizes that, in order to protect scandal, Angela Merkel will arrive in the Russian capital on may 10, and will visit together with Putin, the Tomb of the unknown soldier in the Russian capital.
The decision of Merkel Die Zeit calls " the tipping point ".
first event on the occasion of the Victory Day in the capital of Russia visited most of the Western leaders. For example, Merkel visited the Russian capital on this issue in 2010.