US President Donald Trump has received Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to visit celebrations Moscow next year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. President Trump is now considering this proposal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters.
“During their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan this June, President Putin invited President Trump to next year’s celebrations marking the Victory Day in Moscow on May 9,” Lavrov stated. “Today, I confirmed this invitation upon the president’s orders. President Trump is now considering it.”
“We hope that if there will be an opportunity of this kind, then, naturally, there can be a full-format bilateral conversation,” Lavrov added.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin had stated that he hoped his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump would come to Russia to mark Victory Day as Moscow was ready for talks with Washington.
Putin said it would be the ‘right’ thing for Trump to attend a commemorative event in Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of victory in World War Two, even as the U.S. president is campaigning for re-election.
Putin presides over an annual parade on May 9 to commemorate the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany and uses the occasion to display Russian sophisticated military hardware. Earlier reports said Russia had also sent invitations to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries and to European leaders.