(From L) International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and German Chancellor Angela Merkel address a press conference after talks at the chancellery in Berlin on March 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined an invitation to a May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow but will visit the Russian capital a day later, her office said Wednesday amid tensions over the Ukraine conflict.However, Merkel plans to visit Moscow on May 10 to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has agreed to the plan, he said.Merkel has spearheaded European diplomatic efforts to defuse the standoff with Russia and has spoken dozens of times by phone and in person with Putin amid the conflict that has claimed over 6,000 lives.Seibert's comments confirmed a report by news weekly "Die Zeit" that said that Merkel's office considered it "impossible" for her to attend a military parade in Moscow.
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