Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu invited U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper to a military parade in Moscow’s Red Square that is expected to take place on June 24, Reuters reported.
The parade is set to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. It was postponed from the actual anniversary on May 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As of now, the ministry did not provide information on whether Ester had accepted the invite or not.
As we reported earlier, on May 9, a military parade on the occasion of Victory over Nazism in World War II was held in Belarus. The event was attended by more than 3 000 people, military equipment, and aviation.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at the parade that "there will be people in this distraught world who will condemn it."
“Take your time to draw conclusions, and even more so condemn us - the heirs of the Victory, the Belarusians. We simply could not do otherwise, we had no other choice. And if we had, we would have done the same,” he stated.