Donald Trump says he would like to go & # 39; when Vladimir Putin invites him to Moscow to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat at a massive military parade
President Donald Trump said he is considering going to Moscow to participate in the May 9 celebration of the victory over the Nazis – potentially putting Russia back in the spotlight in the heat of a political campaign.
He said Friday at the White House after Russian President Vladimir Putin had given an invitation to attend Russia's victory on 9 May.
& # 39; I'm thinking about it, & # 39; said Trump.
& # 39; I appreciate the invitation. It's right in the middle of the political season, so I'll see if I can do it, but I'd like to go if I could, & Trump told reporters before he left the White House for fundraisers in Atlanta who went to estimated $ 3.5 million.
& # 39; I appreciate the invitation. It's right in the middle of the political season, & said Trump, asked if he would attend the Moscow festivities on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory over the Nazis.
The journey would place Trump for Russia's brash display of military hardware, including tanks and missiles that typically adorn the event.
It would be in the heat of the campaign, days before the primary in Indiana, although Trump is way ahead of his Republican challengers, who cannot participate in a number of primaries. A trip to Moscow could be good food in the Democratic primary race.
Putin is chairman of an annual parade commemorating the Soviet Union's victory in World War II over Nazi Germany, but the Kremlin has said that next year's 75th anniversary would be marked with great splendor.
Trump called it & # 39; very much to celebrate the end of the war. & # 39;
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted by the RIA news agency and said Thursday that Putin's invitation to his American counterpart to attend Victory Day in Moscow had been received with interest & # 39; , but there was no answer from the White House yet.
Trump has received an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the festivities in Moscow in May
The parade is expected to have even more splendor during the celebration
Russian military parade during the celebration of the May Day
circa 1942: women dig near damaged train tracks during the Battle of Stalingrad, USSR (now Russia), during the Second World War. Many of the women wear babushkas and skirts. There are destroyed buildings on the hill behind them. Russia celebrates Allied's 75th anniversary of the victory over the Nazis
Although relations between the US and Russia have reached a low point after US intelligence services concluded that Moscow had intervened in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump, the two leaders maintained good relations.
Trump commented on comments about the accusation investigation during his telephone conversation of 25 July with the President of Ukraine – a country waging a war with Russia.
Diplomats and security officials destroyed what they say was an attempt to link $ 391 million in needed military assistance to a Ukrainian Bidens investigation and a conspiracy theory regarding the 2016 campaign about the Hillary Clinton server.
Trump has repeatedly said that he has done nothing wrong and that he wants good relations with Russia.
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