SUKHUMI, September 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Abkhazian President Raul Khajimba to attend the celebratory events timed to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War (WWII) on May 9, 2020 in Moscow, Putin’s telegram published on the official website of the Abkhazian leader on Monday stated.
"Dear Raul Jumkovich, I would like to invite you to attend the celebratory events on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, to be held in Moscow on May 9, 2020. During the celebration of this important date in our joint history, we bow our heads in memory of those who fought against Nazism. Russia will never forget the numerous sacrifices of the brotherly nation of Abkhazia in the name of Great Victory," the telegram says.
Putin noted that "the great traditions of friendship and mutual aid, which we inherited from our fathers and grandfathers, serve as a solid basis for development of constructive cooperation between our states."
"I would be glad to see you in Moscow," Putin wrote.
Leaders of 17 states have confirmed their attendance of the celebrations timed to the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s WWII victory, set to be held in Moscow on May 9, 2020, Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov informed earlier. The aide noted that among those who confirmed their participation are leaders of India, Cuba, France, the Czech Republic, Venezuela, Belarus, Armenia, Bulgaria, and Serbia. Ushakov added that "many leaders of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States - TASS)" also confirmed their attendance.