Representatives of a number of countries referred to coronavirus and restrictions in their refusal to visit Moscow.
The heads of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and the Prime Minister of Armenia will not come to the military parade in Moscow, scheduled for June 24. It is reported by Radio Liberty.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov explained the rejection of the trip by the fact that he will be 63 years old on June 29. In Turkmenistan, this is considered the achievement of the age of the prophet Muhammad, an important event that is celebrated in the circle of relatives and friends. But after the trip, he would have to comply with quarantine. However, the publication notes that Berdymukhamedov and his government have so far ignored measures related to the coronavirus.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan refused to travel due to the difficult situation with coronavirus in the country.
“The current epidemiological situation does not allow me to make this visit,” – said in a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On the eve of the trip, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also refused.
Czech President Milos Zeman will not attend the parade either; he referred to the difficult epidemiological situation already in Russia.
As you know, the Victory Parade is planned in Moscow on June 24. At the same time, I plan to adhere to security measures in the Russian Federation.
Recall, the representative of the President of the Russian Federation explained why President Vladimir Zelensky was not invited to the parade in Moscow.