MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. Moscow has been informed by the US via diplomatic channels that US President Donald Trump will not come to Moscow for the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
"We have been informed via diplomatic channels that the [US] president won’t come," Peskov said, adding that Kremlin does not know yet who will represent the US during the celebration events.
The 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War celebration parade will take place in Moscow on May 9, 2020. The invitations to the event have been sent to Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, leaders of CIS member states and Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states.
Leaders of India, Cuba, France, the Czech Republic, Venezuela, Belarus. Armenia and Bulgaria have already confirmed their participation.
Speaking in an exclusive interview for TASS, the Russian President noted that leaders of the Allied nations should come to Moscow for the 75th Victory Anniversary. When asked how important the participation of the foreign leaders would be, Putin said it "won’t be important at all," because "it is our celebration."