President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko claimed that he was obliged to visit Moscow at the Victory Day parade. Today it became known that the military parade in Minsk has been rescheduled for the evening.
A military parade in honor of Victory Day will be held in Minsk on the evening of May 9. This was announced on March 31 by the Deputy Minister of Defense of Belarus Sergey Potapenko, BelTA informs.
It is planned to participate more than 3 thousand military personnel and 185 pieces of equipment, 42 aircraft will fly over Minsk. The duration of the parade is one hour. The participation of servicemen from Russia and China is planned.
Rehearsals of the procession are held three times a week, the deputy defense minister added.
The AFS notes that the postponement of the parade for the evening is connected with the intention of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to visit the parade in Moscow in the morning. “If nobody comes to Belarus from Belarus, then who will go? It’s clear that nobody will come from Ukraine,” Lukashenko said on March 27.
Kremlin speaker Dmitry Peskov said the parade on May 9 has not been canceled, but the Russian authorities are monitoring the epidemic situation in connection with the spread of coronavirus.