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

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.