Russian President Vladimir Putin invited U.S. President Donald Trump to attend the annual Victory Day Parade held in Moscow’s Red Square to celebrate Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in WWII, or the Great Patriotic War as it is called in the former Soviet territories.
The Kremlin declared Trump ‘reacted positively’ to the invitation.
“We invited the US president to attend the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War on May 9 next year. The US president reacted very positively,” Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov told Rossiya 24 news channel on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
“In light of that, the two sides discussed each country’s losses during the war (WWII – TASS), and whose role was decisive. They also highlighted the Soviet people’s contribution to that victory,” Ushakov explained.
The meeting between Trump and Putin lasted for 80 minutes on the sidelines of the G20.
“It is true, as it was said before, [Russian President Vladimir] Putin invited Trump to [attend] the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II <…> next year,” the Kremlin spokesman said. According to him, “Trump was positive [about the invitation] and said that he would be expecting an official invitation,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
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