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Hiroshima Mayor Targets Russia in Atomic Bomb Memorial Speech

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Hiroshima Officials Target Russia in Atomic Bomb Memorial Speech

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin in his peace declaration, accusing him of “using his own people as tools of war and stealing the lives and livelihoods of innocent citizens of other countries.” did.

Matsui said Russia’s attack on Ukraine has helped boost support for nuclear deterrence and urged the world not to repeat the mistake of the destruction of a Russian city by a US nuclear bomber 77 years ago. called.

Matsui criticized nuclear-weapon states, including Russia, for failing to take action despite promising to comply with their obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

“Instead of treating a world without nuclear weapons as a distant dream, we should take concrete steps towards making it a reality,” he said. Matsui quoted the words of Leo Tolstoy, the author of the Russian book War and Peace.

Zelensky: Russia must take responsibility for nuclear ‘terrorism’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says in a daily video speech that Russia should “take responsibility for the fact that it has created a threat to nuclear power plants” following the attack on Europe’s largest nuclear facility. Told.

“Today the occupiers have created another very dangerous situation across Europe. They have twice attacked the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.

Bombing this site is a shameless crime and an act of terrorism,” he said.

Moscow, meanwhile, has accused the Ukrainian military of targeting the factory.

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