Russia for the first time invited to participate in the Red Square military parade in British and French troops celebrate the victory of World War II
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Global Times special correspondent Hua Song reported that, according to Russia’s “Kommersant” reported that Russian President Vladimir Secretary – Koren announced on 20 January, Moscow invited the first time in history this year, NATO’s military forces to participate in the Red Square parade celebrate the 65th anniversary of victory in World War II, was once invited to the main anti-fascist alliance with the Soviet Union formed the United States, Britain and France. It is reported that France has agreed to send troops to participate in the U.S. and Britain are still being considered.
Secretary for Presidential Affairs of the Russian Federation on January 20 in Koren guest “Moscow Echo” radio program that Russia has formally invited the United States and Britain and France to participate in this year’s Red Square military parade, Russia has this issues and U.S. and British military and political leadership, and France reached a preliminary agreement recently will make a final decision. The invitation is intended primarily for three paramilitary forces, not just the guest of honor to participate in World War II veterans parade.
full day of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense confirmed the news. It is reported that France has agreed to send troops to participate in the Red Square parade, French President Nicolas Sarkozy will also be present. Embassy of France in Russian media Counsellor Thomas – Skin sail on January 20 said the leadership of France and the Russian Ministry of Defense considered the invitation, made a positive decision. France’s military team formed by the 70 Air Force servicemen, including three officers, they will be the name of the legendary “Normandy – Nemunas” move the flag fighter aviation regiment through Red Square. Although the regiment has actually disbanded now, out of combat duty, officially transferred to the so-called “sleep system”, but may be re-mobilized at any time to start.
The United States and Britain are invited to participate in Russia’s Red Square military parade of the problem, there is no formal conclusion. U.S. embassy sources, Washington has indeed received an invitation, is currently considering this issue. If you make a positive decision will be as soon as possible to determine the number of U.S. military forces and arms of nature, is likely the same composition of 70 soldiers. British embassy in Moscow confirmed the same sources that figure, claiming that if the U.S. and British forces participated in the Red Square parade, each side by a 70-member team, including 64 soldiers, three officers and three standard bearer. British Embassy that the British military and political leadership are not invited to participate in the Red Square parade to make a formal decision, but a formal announcement in the near future Moscow will reply.
Earlier reports said Moscow will not extensively invited world leaders to attend this year’s Red Square parade. Russian Federation President Koren Secretary announced on 20 January, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to be attending the Red Square military parade, as will U.S. President Barack Obama is still discussing the issue at, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Moscow is the arrival of the same expect. In 2005 a serious deterioration in relations between Britain and Russia, British Prime Minister Tony Blair busy excuse, refused to participate in the year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of World War II, the Red Square parade. Since August 2008 after the outbreak of war in South Ossetia, the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown repeated the same harsh criticism of Russia, is invited to attend this year’s Red Square military parade, Brown also deserves serious consideration.
Moscow also still waiting for the arrival of all the heads of the CIS member states. Russian Federation President Secretary Koren confirmed that Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili will participate in this year’s Red Square parade will be identified. But he did not say whether Moscow would be invited this year, Ukraine, Belarus, the president and his party teams to participate in the Red Square military parade.