Kyrgyzstan’s president will be the only foreign leader to arrive in Moscow on May 9 for the World War II Victory Day parade. The Kremlin claims that it did not invite anyone “because it is not a jubilee date”.
There will be only one foreign leader at the parade in Moscow on May 9 to mark World War II Victory Day, President Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, writes the independent Meduza portal on Monday.
The service reminds that a year ago not a single foreign leader came to Moscow for the Victory Day celebrations. The Kremlin assured that it did not invite foreign leaders “because it is not a jubilee date”.
Canceled parades in districts bordering Ukraine
This year, there will be no military parades on May 9. in bordering with Ukraine Kursk and Belgorod Oblasts and in the annexed Crimea.
Officially, the events were canceled for security reasons, due to the conduct of Russia war against Ukraine. However, many commentators assume that Russia simply lacks tanks and does not want to show the scale of losses suffered by its army in Ukraine.
In Moscow and other cities, this year’s marches of remembrance of the so-called Immortal Regiment of the “Great Patriotic War”, that is, World War II.
The Ukrainians destroyed thousands of Russian tanks, armored vehicles and other types of weapons. Thanks to their excellent defense, they also killed or wounded probably about 200,000 enemy soldiers.
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