OREANDA-NEWS  The Elysee Palace announced on Thursday that the French side had not invited any Russian officials to the celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, BFMTV reported.

The TV channel points to a change in the plans of the presidential office, as it was originally supposed to invite the Russian delegation. At the same time, BFMTV notes that "tribute to the Red Army will nevertheless be brought," and France remembers the "huge sacrifice of the USSR."

The refusal of the invitation from the Russian side is motivated by the events in Ukraine.

Earlier, Europe 1 radio station reported that France intends to invite Russia to a corresponding ceremony in Normandy.

Commenting on this message, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that Russia had not received any official invitations from France to the celebration dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy.

"No, there have been no invitations so far. We do not know what formed the basis of this message, whether it is official information or it is some kind of rumors, or it is a "duck". But we have not received anything official in this regard," Peskov told reporters