Berdymukhamedov and Aliyev Pashinyan refused to travel to Moscow for the parade

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister Nikola Pashinyan will not go to Moscow scheduled for June 24, a Victory parade. About June 20, reports “Radio Freedom”.

Pashinyan refused to travel due to difficult situation with coronavirus infection in Armenia. In a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister explained that to make a visit to Moscow does not allow “the current epidemiological situation”.

Berdimuhamedov his refusal to participate in the parade June 19 in a telephone conversation with Putin, explained his day of birth and the situation with COVID-19.

“He said that will not be able to personally take part in the General celebration of the 75th anniversary of the great Victory in Moscow. This is due to the fact that on 29 June the Turkmen leader celebrates 63 years, he will reach the age of prophet Muhammad. According to established tradition, this date is usually celebrated together with family, relatives and friends, along with all the people. Due to the ongoing pandemic coronavirus at the moment, installed a new anti-epidemic, including quarantine measures, according to which every person returning from abroad should within two weeks be in isolation, making it impossible at present to make a trip abroad”, – is spoken on an informal site of the Turkmen head of state.

Aliev about his absence at the parade in Moscow was informed on 18 June during a telephone conversation with Putin, reported the website of the Azerbaijani President.

“Scheduled to participate in the military parade dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in Moscow was not possible because of the extension of quarantine measures in Azerbaijan… Putin expressed his understanding of the situation and thanked him for the phone call,” – said the press service of Aliyev.

The Russian authorities sent invitations to the event dedicated to the 75-th anniversary of the Victory to many foreign leaders and representatives of international organizations. Their participation in the parade, in particular, confirmed the presidency of France, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria and several former Soviet countries, as well as the UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres.

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