The Russian defense Ministry has sent to Washington the invitation to participate in the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, the Solution is for the United States, said Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov.
"We had an American colleagues to take part in the parade on may 9. The solution for them, "said Antonov, reports RIA" Novosti ". He Also said that " when Ashton Carter was appointed Minister of defense, Sergei Shoigu has sent a congratulatory letter to him." Candidacy 60-year-old Carter pushed the head of Barack Obama. At the head of the Pentagon, He was replaced by retired Chuck Hagel. 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.