Commissioner of the German government said that 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.
about it informs RIA " Novosti ". First Wednesday of the German printed edition of Die Zeit said that Merkel had decided not to visit Moscow on 9 may to participate in the Victory parade, in order " not to offend the government of Ukraine ". However, the press service of the Chancellor stated that Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10. While the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the authorities know nothing about the failure of the Chancellor to attend the Victory parade. Remember, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia S. Lavrov Century said that to participate in the celebrations on the occasion of the 70 anniversary of the Victory in the Russian capital suggest about 20 foreign leaders, and among them the leader of China, XI Jinping. However, it is already known that the head of Barack Obama until no plans to come in may in the capital of Russia Victory Day celebrations. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin will not react to Obama. Traditionally, in the capital of Russia at the jubilee celebrations on the occasion of the Victory over fascism attracted the Leaders of many countries. So, in celebration of the 65th anniversary of the 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, great Britain and Italy did not want from the visit to the capital of Russia for various reasons.