president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, is considering to accept an invitation from the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, to attend the annual military parade in Moscow on the anniversary of the end of the Second world War.
- It is a very big thing to celebrate the end of the Second world War, said the Trump Friday.
- It is right in the middle of the political season, so I will see if it can be done. But I would love to take with you, if I can, said Trump unsolicited, in a statement to reporters.
Only twice before has an american president attended the large military parade on the Sejrsdagen, as the anniversary is called in Russia, which Putin uses as a showcase for the Russian military. It was Bill Clinton in 1995 and George W. Bush in 2005, writes the Washington Post.
Other western leaders have in recent years stayed away on the anniversary, after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.
the Victory over nazi Germany is marked every year in Moscow on 9. may. For the next year is expected the celebration to be bigger, because it is the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in 1945.
Trumps opinion was immediately greeted by a sarcastic comment from one of the democrats who hopes to replace him in The White House after the election about a year.
- It is always nice to spend time with his followers during the election campaign, said the senator Kamala Harris on Twitter.
Trumps connections to Putin examined in these months more closely than ever.
Democrats in the House of Representatives has initiated a rigsretsproces against the president. The focal point is Trumps decision to suspend military aid to Ukraine, which is in the war against russiskstøttede separatists.
Earlier in the year, Trump even a military parade at the u.s. national day. It came after the president had been visiting in France and had been impressed by militærparaden in Paris on the French national day.