Michel Kafando, President of Burkina Faso, said he would not come to the promoted Victory Parade in Moscow on May 9, because he was indignant that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was again provoking the fire of war, which took place 70 years ago, Joinfo.ua reports quoting rusjev.net.
The head of "Homeland of honest people," which is the translation of the country name, rejected the invitation to celebrate the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in Moscow under today's situation.
Back then, the citizens of Burkina Faso fought against Hitler in the French army not to have a threat of enslavement again, says the president of the West African state.
It should be noted that the list of the world leaders refusing to participate in the May 9 parade in Russia is increasing. 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.