Russia in talks with world leaders to attend June WWII parade
Moscow: Russia is coordinating with countries including France to invite their leaders to attend a massive military parade in Moscow on June 24, the Kremlin said Thursday.
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced the annual May 9 Victory Day parade would held in June after postponing the event last month to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
He said it was possible to reschedule the event because Russia had passed the peak of the pandemic.
The new date of June 24 is 75 years after the first victory parade in Red Square following Germany’s surrender to Soviet commanders on May 9.
“It’s quite a short period for compiling the schedules of international leaders,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters, saying invitations would be “coordinated on a case-by-case basis.”
“This will be coordinated with each country individually,” he said, adding that Moscow was already in touch with France. – AFP