Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be able to take part in the celebrations in Moscow on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war, if they will take place on 3 September, when Russia will mark the Day of the end of the Second world war. On Tuesday, reported the newspaper Asahi Shimbun, citing sources in the Japanese government. This position is Tokyo, according to these information has already been communicated to the Russian side through diplomatic channels.
As writes the edition, the event in Moscow on 3 September will be inevitably dedicated to the victory over Japan, the representatives of which signed the act of unconditional surrender of the country on 2 September 1945. According to the Japanese foreign Ministry, the newspaper said, the participation of the Prime Minister in such events involves recognition of the inclusion of the southern part of the Kuril Islands to the USSR, which from the point of view of Tokyo, is unacceptable.
Prime Minister Abe was invited to the celebrations in the Russian capital, which was to be held on 9 may. February 10 this year, the head of the Japanese foreign Ministry Toshimitsu Motegi said that on this day in Moscow was scheduled to meet the leaders of Russia and Japan. Prime Minister Abe, according to one of the adjacent members of Parliament, serious consideration and the question of the presence in the may 9 Victory day parade.
However, on 6 April this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the situation with the spread of the novel coronavirus instructed to postpone all public events that have been scheduled in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war, including the parade on red square, and the procession of "Immortal regiment". The head of state assured that all these celebrations will take place in 2020. At the expert level it is suggested that event as one of the variants can be moved to 3 September.