Kremlin: Military Parade on ‘Holy’ Holiday This Year Too
The military parade on Victory Day in Russia continues this year despite the war in Ukraine.
The day commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II “was and remained the holiest holiday for all Russians,” a Kremlin spokesman said, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.
Victory Day is traditionally celebrated on May 9 with military parades in various places in Russia. The biggest parade is every year on Red Square in Moscow. “We will celebrate as we always celebrate,” said the spokesman.
Russian forces invaded Ukraine on February 24, days after Russia recognized the self-proclaimed republics of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent.
Russian and Ukrainian delegations conduct peace negotiations. Unfortunately, although they are making progress, an agreement is not yet in sight.