Russian leader Vladimir Putin ordered Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to prepare everything necessary for the Victory Day to take place on June 24. He said so during the meeting with Shoigu, which took place in the video conference mode.
"I order to begin preparations for the military parade timed to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War in Moscow and other cities. We'll do this on June 24", Putin said.
At that, the Russian leader demanded to provide the maximum level of security and bring risks to a minimum.
The event was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic; on May 9, only combat aviation flew over Moscow.
In Belarus, the Parade timed to the V-Day took place on May 9. The event was attended by more than 3 000 people, military equipment, and aviation. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said he did not intend to cancel the military parade by May 9 in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, as the event has a deep ideological and emotional significance. In addition, no quarantine was introduced in the country due to the spread of coronavirus.