At the same time, it was emphasized that the United States respects Russia’s role in the defeat of Nazi Germany.

US leader Barack Obama has no plans to participate in the events marking the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War in Moscow. This was stated by a key adviser to Obama in the White House, Ben Rhodes, during a briefing, reports TASS.

“I do not expect our participation at the level of the head of state. President Obama is not planning to visit Moscow,” – said Rhodes.

At the same time, he stressed that the United States “have great respect for Russia’s role in defeating Nazi Germany”, which is manifested in celebrating “all anniversaries related to World War II”: “Disagreements over Ukraine do not underestimate the importance of a common history.”

Previously, invitations to participate in the events on Victory Day have been sent to several dozens of world leaders. To date, the head of the Peoples’ Republic of China Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have already confirmed their attendance.

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