Azerbaijani military officers will take part in the Victory Day parade in Moscow, TASS news agency quoted a statement from the press service of the country’s Defense Ministry.
“The parade unit of 75 soldiers of the Azerbaijani army will represent our country at the military parade dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War that will take place on June 24 in Moscow,” the message said.
On May 26, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a session with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu that the Victory Day parade would take place in Russia on June 24. The President ordered the Defense Chief to avoid any health risks for the participants of the parade.
On Tuesday, Head of the Defense Ministry’s Main Military Medical Directorate Dmitry Trishkin said Foreign Victory parade participants and guests will be screened and tested for coronavirus after arriving in Russia.
“Sanitary and quarantine stations will be set up at airfields in cooperation with Rospotrebnadzor [Russia’s consumer watchdog - TASS] to hold barrier checkups for foreign delegations. Representatives of foreign delegations will take express tests in places of stay,” he noted.
Before travelling to Russia, foreign delegations will have to be quarantined for two weeks and provide documents showing negative coronavirus tests, Trishkin added.
Furthermore, the Russian Defense Ministry has successfully stockpiled medicine and protective personal equipment for participants in the Victory parade in Moscow, Trishkin added.
“A stockpile of medicine and thermometers was set up as well as personal protective equipment: more than 1.5 million masks, more than 700,000 pairs of gloves, 30,000 flasks of hand sanitizer and 560,000 express coronavirus tests,” he said.
According to Trishkin, all parade participants will be supplied with protective equipment and each will go through medical checkups daily.
“All participants of the parade will be express tested for coronavirus three times a week,” he said, adding that medicine can also be supplied if need be. According to Trishkin, the parade training will be held observing “maximum distance possible” between units.
Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said parade squadrons of 19 states had been invited to take part in the Victory parade in Moscow’s Red Square on June 24.