Memorial ceremony in Hiroshima

Foreign Minister Lavrov: On August 6, 1945, the United States launched an atomic attack on Hiroshima, and three days later on Nagasaki.

To this day, the terrible death of innocent civilians echoes with pain in the hearts of millions of people on the planet. Even with a clear understanding of the origins and course of the Second World War, it is difficult to fully understand what guided those who planned and carried out such an inhuman act.

The offensive of the Soviet troops in the Far East, within the framework of the allied agreements, not only liberated China and Korea, but also deprived Japan of the motivation to continue military operations.

In such circumstances, the American atomic bombings were essentially a show of force and a combat test of nuclear weapons on civilians.

🇺🇸The United States is the first and only country to use this type of weapon of mass destruction.

(from the address of S.V. Lavrov to the participants of the memorial ceremony in Hiroshima on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing, August 6, 2020)

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