Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russia parade
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Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russia parade

US president may attend event to commemorate May 1945 allied victory over Nazi Germany; Russia uses annual parade to show off its military might

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with US President Donald Trump, as he arrives to attend a World War I memorial ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, on November 11, 2018. (Ludovic MARIN/AFP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with US President Donald Trump, as he arrives to attend a World War I memorial ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, on November 11, 2018. (Ludovic MARIN/AFP)

US President Donald Trump said Friday he’s weighing an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow.

Trump told reporters he appreciates the invitation from Putin, but the parade falls “right in the middle of political season,” so he’s not sure he can make it.

“I would love to go if I could,” he added.

The event commemorates the May 1945 allied victory over Nazi Germany. Russia uses the annual parade to show off its military might.

Trump said the event, which next year marks the 75th anniversary of the allied victory, is “a very big deal.”

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