Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko said that NATO may take provocative actions during the Victory day parade in Moscow, scheduled for June 24. He said this in an interview TASS.
The official said that NATO was planning military activity peak of may 9, he expressed the hope that the leadership of the Alliance, “common sense will prevail”.
According to Grushko, Russia does not yet see the readiness of NATO to withdraw from conducting large military exercises near the Russian borders.
On the ground Drawsko Pomorskie in Poland on 5 June the Polish-American military exercises Defender-Europe 20 Plus. The exercises will end on June 19. The exercise was attended by 6 thousand servicemen, 100 tanks, 230 infantry fighting vehicles, F-16s and Mi-24 helicopters, wrote “UKRINFORM”.
5 Jun RT brought the expert of the Russian Institute for strategic studies Sergey Ermakov, who believes that the Defender of Europe 2020 was originally conceived as one of the most large-scale military maneuvers near Russia’s borders since the end of the cold war.
The General staff of the armed forces, “said anti-Russian orientation” exercise.
A military parade and a March “Immortal regiment” was held on may 9, but because of the epidemic of the coronavirus was moved. Russian government has sent invitations to the event dedicated to the 75-th anniversary of the Victory to many foreign leaders and representatives of international organizations. Confirmed the presidency of France, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria and several former Soviet countries, as well as the UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres.
Russian President Vladmir Putin ordered to hold a Victory parade on 24 June.