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Russia: North Korea's Kim Jong Un among 26 world leaders to visit Moscow for Victory Day

  • FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. The leader of North Korea is among 26 world leaders who have accepted invitations to Moscow to take part in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

    FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. The leader of North Korea is among 26 world leaders who have accepted invitations to Moscow to take part in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Victory Day celebrations organizing committee in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Russia's foreign minister says the leader of North Korea is among 26 world leaders who have accepted invitations to Moscow to take part in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Victory Day celebrations organizing committee in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Russia's foreign minister says the leader of North Korea is among 26 world leaders who have accepted invitations to Moscow to take part in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany. (AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin enters a hall to attend a meeting of the V-Day celebrations organizing committee in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin enters a hall to attend a meeting of the V-Day celebrations organizing committee in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Russia's foreign minister says the leader of North Korea is among 26 world leaders who have accepted invitations to Moscow to take part in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany.

A highlight of the May 9 celebrations will be the annual military parade on Red Square, where tradition calls for President Vladimir Putin to speak.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that in addition to North Korea's Kim Jong Un, the leaders of China, Cuba, India, Mongolia, South Africa and Vietnam had confirmed their attendance.

North Korea hasn't officially commented. It would be Kim's first trip abroad since taking power three years ago.

Some Western leaders have decided not to attend the military parade because of Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict.