Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russian Victory Day parade

W. Bush center and Russian President Vladimir Putin left share a light moment as they sit with Laura Bush right and other heads of state during a military parade in Red Square in Moscow

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Very big deal."The Kremlin said in June that Putin had extended an invitation to Trump when they met on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, that month, according to TASS".

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is considering attending Russia's Victory Day military parade next May though he is unsure whether he can do it due to its timing.

At the same time, Ushakov emphasised that delegations from India, Cuba, France, the Czech Republic, Venezuela, Belarus, Armenia, Moldova, Serbia and several CIS countries will participate in the celebrations. It is right in the middle of political season, so I'll see if I can do it.

The Victory Day Parade is widely seen as a celebration of Russian military power on the anniversary of the victory of allied nations over Nazi Germany in World War II. President Barack Obama refused to attend the 70th anniversary in 2015 due to Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

He did not name the companies or say if he was concerned about the activities of foreign or local firms, but Russian Federation has been accused by the United States and other Western nations of meddling in their elections. This year's parade included about 13000 Russian soldiers and 130 pieces of military equipment including tanks.No major foreign leaders were present at this year's ceremonies.

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