It is assumed that the British side will be represented by a less senior representative of the British authorities, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Daily Telegraph.
Russia sent an invitation to the Moscow celebrations to the heads of many foreign countries, including the countries of CIS, BRICS, SCO, EU, Member States of Anti-Hitler coalition, as well as heads of international and regional organizations.
Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to go to Moscow on May 9. However, on May 10, together with President Vladimir Putin she will lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Previously, Latvian President Andris Berzins refused to visit Moscow too.
Earlier it was reported that Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, noted that the refusal of the leaders of some Western countries to participate in the anniversary Victory parade would not affect the scale of the event.