The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov said that the participation in the celebration of Victory Day in the capital of Russia will take the head 26 countries, as well as heads of UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
According to Lavrov, the US and the aggressive core pressure invitees, However, a number of countries have already accepted the invitation, reports RIA " Novosti ". For example, to come to the capital of Russia agreed the Leaders of North Korea, Cuba, Czech Republic, China, Greece, Slovakia and Cyprus. The Minister Also explained the consent of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive in the capital of Russia." Of particular importance to disrupt anti-Russian campaign is the willingness of German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive in the capital of Russia. The actual characteristics of their participation in these activities are being finalised, " said Lavrov. Last week the German printed publication Die Zeit said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has Also decided not to visit Moscow on 9 may to participate in the Victory parade, in order " not to offend the Ukrainian government ". Later the Commissioner of the government of Germany, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to refuse to participate in the may 9 Victory day parade in the Russian capital because of the status of Crimea and downs in the East of Ukraine. However, the press service of the Chancellor stated that Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10. Moscow Also was invited to a celebratory event 26 foreign heads of military departments, the two countries did not want to participate, and a number of States the answer until not come, said the Head of the Ministry of defence Sergei Shoigu. In January the Head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said that to participate in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Russian capital guessing about 20 foreign leaders, among them the leader of China, XI Jinping. According to tradition in the Russian capital for the anniversary celebrations on the occasion of the Victory over fascism attracted the Leaders of many countries. So, in celebrations on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Victory was attended by the Leaders of Germany Angela Merkel, Israel Shimon Peres, China Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Council of Europe thorbj?rn Jagland and the Leaders of other countries. The leaders of the United States, France, Britain and Italy did not want to visit the capital of Russia for various reasons. In addition, we already know that the head of Barack Obama until no plans to come in may in the capital of Russia at the Victory Day celebration. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin will not respond to the refusal of Obama. It was also noted that British Prime Minister Cameron D. unlikely to attend the Victory parade in the Russian capital.