U.S. print edition of the Los Angeles Times believes that world leaders instead of the military parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war in the Russian capital have the opportunity to visit Kiev.
The red Army took on its own shoulders the brunt of the battle against the Wehrmacht, for which the Soviet Union had to pay a terrible price. However, according to the magazine, in 2015 Moscow can hardly be considered a suitable place for the meeting of Western leaders ", reports RT. The printed edition has accused President Vladimir Putin that in the last few years he tried to ascribe victory to Russia of the Soviet Union in world war II. This, according to correspondents, has caused understandable anger of Ukrainians and other post-Soviet countries, whose population Also suffered terrible losses. The printed edition does not deny that the Russian losses were the most numerous. Anyway, according to the publication, as a percentage of the total population of Ukraine has received more damage, losing 25% of its population. For this reason, the printed edition Kiev believes quite reasonable alternative to Moscow for the celebrations. While the Los Angeles Times emphasized that the Ukrainians, " it seems that there is no thrust to the contemplation of tanks and missiles ", but because of the occasion are able to do without a military parade. A similar move will enable US President Barack Obama and other Western leaders to pay tribute to the million soldiers who bravely fought and gave their lives to stop Hitler's war machine. Remember that solemn event with the involvement of the troops and naval forces, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war will be held in 70 cities of Russia. 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 ". However, the press service of the Chancellor stated that Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10. 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. 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.