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Rain at seven, fine at eleven: Kim Jong-un won’t make it to Putin’s parade

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not be able to visit Moscow on May 9 and take part in the events celebrating the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Fatherland War.

Dmitry Peskov, the press spokesman for the President of Russia, informed that President of the DPRK had decided to stay in Pyongyang, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Russian media.

"He can not be present, his decision was announced via diplomatic channels. His decision has something to do with his interKorean affairs," said Peskov.

Peskov said that a total of 30 representatives from different countries would come the event, including Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Serbia, China, Cuba and others.

Meanwhile, the list of the world leaders, who refused to participate in the May 9 parade in Russia continues to extend. 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, Bulgaria and others have already informed about their decision not to celebrate the victory with Vladimir Putin.

In December 2014, the press announced the possible visit of the North Korean leader to Russia in May 2015. During his visit, Kim Jong-un was supposed to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. For Kim Jong-un this trip to Moscow could be his first official foreign visit during his tenure as Supreme Leader of the DPRK since 2011.