Peskov Hopeful Restrictions Will Loosen for Victory Parade

The Kremlin expects that by June 24, when the Victory Day parade will be held in Moscow, the restrictions imposed due to the threat of the coronavirus COVID-19 will be lifted, said the spokesman for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Kommersant reports.

According to Peskov, Vladimir Putin will announce the new voting date for constitutional amendments, “when he sees fit.”

“Of course, there will be a president and guests on the podium. Of course, there will be foreign heads of state. Let’s hope that just in time for the parade from this regime (restrictions) there will be practically nothing left,” Peskov said in an interview with the program Moscow. Kremlin. Putin on the channel Russia 1.

The presidential spokesman also said that Vladimir Putin will announce a new voting date for amendments to the Russian Constitution “when he sees fit” (previously, Kommersant sources named June 24 among the possible dates). “The president does not urge everyone to “intuitively”, but rely precisely on clear data from scientists and specialists from relevant departments,” the Kremlin official said.

The head of state will continue to hold meetings remotely: this is due to the need to protect the health of the president, Dmitry Peskov also said. He expects Vladimir Putin to return from video conferencing to public events “for the foreseeable future.”

Recall that this year the Victory Parade was not held on May 9 because of the situation with coronavirus. However, the president promised to “widely and solemnly” mark the anniversary date later. May 29, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the parade on June 24 – the day when the historic Victory Parade was held in 1945.

According to the latest data, the number of cases of COVID-19 in Russia exceeded 400,000 people. The non-working period in Russia has been canceled since May 12, while many regions have already begun to ease restrictions. In Moscow, where most people were infected, the restrictions were extended until June 14.

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