Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić confirmed on Sunday he would attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow on 24 June. Vučić received Russian Ambassador Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, who invited him on behalf of President Vladimir Putin to attend the parade.
“It is a great honour to be present at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism. In World War II we won freedom with the help of the Red Army, and Serbia stands against attempts to rewrite history. We will fight for the truth to survive,” Vučić said in a statement.
Botsan-Kharchenko said Putin had picked 24 June because the traditional date of the parade, 9 May, had to be moved back due to COVID-19. The new date had been the day of the historic victory parade in Red Square in 1945, led by Georgy Zhukov and Konstantin Rokossovsky.