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Japan accuses Russia of threatening to use nuclear weapons

Japan accuses Russia of threatening to use nuclear weapons

“We are aware of President Putin’s statements at the Valdai meeting,” he said, answering a question from a journalist who noted that Putin had refrained from making specific comments about the possibility of a nuclear conflict. At the same time, Matsuno stressed that the Japanese side was extremely concerned about with the likelihood of the use of nuclear weapons during the conflict on Ukraineand once again accused the Russian side of threatening to use this type of weapon.

Hayashi also once again noted that the Japanese side does not recognize the statements RF that Ukraine is preparing to use a “dirty bomb”. “In any case, we believe that any attempts by Russia to increase the level of escalation are unforgivable,” he added, stressing that Japan, being the only country in the world affected by nuclear bombings, will continue to work closely with the international community on the nuclear issue.

On Thursday, speaking at a plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Putin did not comment on the possibility of a nuclear conflict. Session Moderator, Research Director of the Valdai Club Development and Support Fund Fedor Lukyanov drew attention to the emergence of the “nuclear factor” in recent months. “A lot of people got a little nervous, remembering your statement here, at our event, four years ago, that we will all go to heaven. We are not in a hurry, right?” he addressed the head of state. -then”. “And I specifically thought to make you wary. The effect has been achieved,” Putin replied.

Japan is the only country on whose territory the combat use of nuclear weapons has been implemented. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were carried out by the US military at the very end of World War II. Their official goal was to hasten the surrender of the Japanese Empire. The United States still does not recognize its moral responsibility for the atomic bombings, justifying them as military necessity.

On the escalation of the nuclear situation

Former Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov stated that the Kremlin will not develop the topic of nuclear escalation, people talking about it behave irresponsibly. Official representative Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova in turn, stressed that the United States and other Western countries may be interested in escalating the situation around the use of nuclear weapons while blaming Moscow.

Head of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops of the Russian Armed Forces Igor Kirillov said on Monday that the forces and means were put in readiness for action “in conditions of radioactive contamination.” According to him, Moscow has data on Kyiv’s readiness to use a “dirty bomb”. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry also announced the threat of using a “dirty bomb” Sergei Lavrov. Previously Head Ministry of Defense of Russia Sergei Shoigu held telephone conversations with colleagues from the UK, USA, Turkey and France, warning about this threat from Ukraine. Washington, London and Paris said they did not believe Russian information on this matter.

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