"I received an invitation, but I will not go to Moscow to celebrate the May 9 anniversary of the end of World War II. The presence of the military parade held by the current occupants and people using weapons against the civilian population in eastern Ukraine, it would be for me to put it mildly, very controversial "- said the President of the European Council.
On March 12, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she would not attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow.
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