He noted that the absence of most Western leaders at the Victory Parade would be a "slap in the face" for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Joinfo.ua reports.
"Most of the leaders of developed countries are not going," the commentator says. He also emphasized the fact that the United States sends its ambassador to Russia to the event, is extremely offensive. "The United States and the Soviet Union were allies during World War II, and it would be quite wrong not to send anybody. But to send Tefft (U.S. Ambassador to Russia – Ed.) is a huge slap in the face," he said.
Therefore, according to the political commentator, the Russian head of state risks to celebrate anniversary of the victory "on Red Square with African cannibals." According to Ponomar, such an end of Putin's career would be largely symbolic.