MOSCOW, April 21 (Xinhua) – Russia's Defense Ministry announced Tuesday that it has ordered thousands of troops to remain separate for two weeks after a major military exercise in Moscow was ordered. Canceled.

The military, which is believed to be up to 15,000, is poised to conduct a military parade on May 9, an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union's World War II victory. An event the Kremlin hopes will demonstrate Russia's military and diplomatic muscle strength.

But before the start of the Russian President Putin also decided to cancel the event last week and had not determined whether it would be possible to do so again due to concerns over the Kuwaiti outbreak. Edit: Sun Lee