The veterans appealed to Putin with a request

Veterans ‘ organizations appealed to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the request to postpone the Victory parade in Moscow on 9 may at a later date because of the situation with coronavirus. This writes TASS.

The Kremlin responded to the question of the postponement of a Victory parade

In his appeal, which cited the publication, the leaders of veterans ‘ organizations stated that this year “to give a guarantee of health security with the parade impossible.”

“on behalf of the entire veterans’ community, we ask you to take a complex but, we believe, a fair decision on holding of the military parade on a different date, when in accordance with the epidemiological situation, the parade will not be a threat, and a true celebration of peace and security for all its participants”, – stated in the document.

Signatures under the appeal to the President was signed by the President of the Russian Association of heroes Vladimir Shamanov, chair of the all-Russian public organization of veterans (pensioners) war, labour, armed forces and law enforcement agencies Vladimir Epifanov and head of the all-Russian public organization of veterans of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation Viktor Ermakov.


They stressed that the decision to postpone the Victory Parade “will show respect” as the veterans and military men and citizens of Russia.

“Rambler” wrote that in recent days in Russia have revealed 3388 new cases of infection with coronavirus. Just to the morning of April 15, the number of infected reached 24 490 people. Earlier the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory will take place, but might be moved from may 9 to another date.