Contents tagged with Victory Day

  • Lukasheno cuts short his visit to Victory Day events in Russia reportedly due to health reasons

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, refused to have lunch at the Chamber of Facets in the Kremlin, which was held by Putin for the leaders of the CIS countries who arrived in Moscow to take part in Victory Day celebrations . Lukashenko flew back to Minsk.

    The Belarusian news website Nasha Niva believes that Lukashenko had to leave due to health reasons.

    According to the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty, after the military parade on Red Square, Lukashenko asked …

  • Russia to hold air parade on Victory Day

    To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Victory, Russia will host an aviation parade, and there will be fireworks in the major cities, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin, as cited by RBC news agency.

    "By complying with the security requirements and self-isolation, we will celebrate our sacred holiday - Victory Day. Despite everything, all of us together, the whole country will do it," Putin promised.

    On May 9, an air parade with combat aircraft and helicopters will be held, and in the …

  • Putin postpones Victory Day Parade due to COVID-19 pandemic

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered to postpone the Victory Day Parade on May 9 parade in Moscow due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported Interfax.

    "Now we have, let us say, a difficult choice. And the date of May 9 is sacred for us, and the life of every person is sacred," he said at a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation on April 16.

    He assured that the Victory Parade and the Immortal Regiment march will be held this year.

    "We will …

  • Despite coronavirus pandemic thousands of Russian soldiers rehearse for the Victory Day Parade

    The Office of the Russian President plans to hold a rehearsal of the Victory Parade with the participation of at least 9,000 servicemen. The proposed training date is May 7, MBH Media reports, citing a document published on the Kremlin’s website.

    The contract for the supply of printing products states that the Russian company TISSO will have to make 8,700 invitations for the rehearsal of the parade. The contract is worth 7.7 million rubles ($100,000 USD).

    Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky has not been invited to Victory Day Parade in Moscow

    Russia has not sent Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky an official invitation to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory Day in World War II, the Ukrainian Presidential Administration reported, as cited by Ukrayinska Pravda.

    “According to the results of an analysis of the registration and reference base of incoming official correspondence administered by the Documentation Department of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the document in question does not exist,” the …

  • President of Belarus criticizes Russia’s desire to privatize victory over Germany

    During his visit to the Brest Fortress, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he sees a recent tendency to “privatize victory” in Russia, reported BelTA news agency.

    “It is not surprising that Russia is privatizing the victory [over Germany]. As if there were no others in the war - Belarusians, Ukrainians, Georgians, Armenians, Tajiks, and Turkmen. The entire Soviet Union fought…So I look very negatively at such statements that someone achieved this victory alone,” Lukashenko …

  • Ukrainian Security Service opens criminal case against several Ukrainian media outlets for broadcasting DPR Victory Day parade

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) initiated criminal proceedings against several Ukrainian media outlets for broadcasting the Victory Day parade in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), reported the Deputy Chairman of the People's Front faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Victoria Syumar.

    Victoria Syumar earlier sent a request to SBU about the matter.

    The response of the security services, which MP posted on her page in Facebook, said that a criminal case was opened …

  • Poroshenko: Nazism was defeated primarily by Ukrainian soldiers

    Without the millions of Ukrainian soldiers on the World War II battlefields, the world war would not have ended, as stated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on May 9 in a speech at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War in front of soldiers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    “Without the millions of soldiers, the Ukrainian soldiers on the World War II battlefields, the world war would not have ended. It would probably have lasted a lot longer,” the president …

  • Only the Prime Minister of Israel and President of Serbia attend Putin’s Victory Day parade

    The military parade held in Moscow on May 9 was attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After the parade, the foreign guests, together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall.

    Benjamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin attached the Ribbon of St. George to their jackets, but Aleksandar Vučić refused.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, 13,046 people, 159 units of …

  • Russia will show 'Putin’s missile' at Victory Day parade

    During the Victory Day parade in Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry will showcase the latest hypersonic Kinzhal missile system, which Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about when speaking to the Federal Assembly.

    “Aside from the modern Su-57, Su-Z0SM and MiG-29SMT aircraft, the upgraded MiG-31K, equipped with the latest hypersonic Kinzhal missile system, will take part in the ceremonies during the holiday,” said Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergey …