The aviation part of the Victory Parade in Moscow was canceled solely due to bad weather. This was reported by press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, transfers “Interfax”.
“The cancellation of flights not had any order of the Supreme commander or the Minister of defence: has the security environment in the conditions when military aircraft is unable to perform his tasks,” he said, adding that the clouds were at an altitude of 150 metres above ground level, “and the aircraft below 500 feet of cloud cover, for safety, should not fly”.
Earlier, on 9 may, the defense Ministry also confirmed that the air part of the parade was canceled because of the inclement weather conditions. It was noted that this decision was made in the military. Planes and helicopters prepared to participate in the parade, will return to the airfield.
Military parade dedicated to the 72th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, was held may 9 on red square. This year the event was attended by about 10 thousand military, 114 units of ground equipment and 72 units of aircraft. The air column was to lead the world’s largest military-transport helicopter Mi-26 accompanied by four Mi-8.