Moscow. June 5. INTERFAX.RU Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to visit Moscow for the Victory parade, which was moved to due pandemic COVID-19 may 9 June 24, according to Japanese newspaper Asahi.

“the Prime Minister will not attend the ceremony,” said the official of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan, adding that, according to him, Russia does not invite a broad range of countries, but only the former Soviet republics.

Prime Minister Japan was invited to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory on may 9. However, due pandemic coronavirus, the visit was cancelled, and the Victory parade postponed to June 24.