As it became known, the us military has ignored the invitation of the Russian Embassy in Washington to attend the festive event on the occasion of the day of defender of the Fatherland.
The event was held on Thursday evening, February 25. Not accepted the invitation, also representatives of the command of NATO.
The Embassy spokesman told CNN that the U.S. military and the NATO command had received the invitation, as usual, but did not come. The cause of their absence he called was difficult.
Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Michelle Baldanza stated that in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the U.S. Department of defense has significantly reduced the interaction with Russia.