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Polish Prime Minister refuses to attend May 9 parade: Kremlin knows why

Prime Minister of Poland Ewa Kopacz rejected Moscow's invitation to come to the May 9 parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz refused to go to Moscow for the May 9 parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. It was stated yesterday by the official representative of the Polish government Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, Joinfo.ua informs with reference to Deutsche Welle.

According to her, despite the absence of an official explanation of the refusal, the Russian side is aware of it.

Currently, it is unclear who will present Poland at the parade in Moscow.

"We'll see how our European partners react," said Kidawa-Blonska.

It should be noted that the list of the world leaders, who refused to participate in the May 9 parade in Russia has increased. Thus, these include U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the presidents of Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Georgia, Moldova, Finland, Bulgaria, Montenegro and others.

At the same time, the president of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman officially confirmed that he accepted Putin's invitation to come to the capital of the former Soviet empire for the parade.