Merkel won’t come to Moscow for Victory Day celebrations

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Angela Merkel has been invited personally by president Putin to attend the WW2 Victory celebrations in Moscow in May, but said she wouldn’t be attending. Reason? She doesn’t like the idea of a military parade on Red Square that gives her unpleasant associations with Ukraine. One thing she’s not bothered about is upsetting dozens of veterans who will be attending and have no politics on their mind. More on this

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