Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has condemned the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen for her words about Russia’s responsibility in the Hiroshima nuclear bombing. Zakharova wrote about this in her Telegram channel on Friday, 22 September.
“On September 21, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen presented awards to the Atlantic Council, a well-known American think tank under NATO, which promotes the ideas of Euro-Atlanticism and also specialises in generating Russophobic, anti-Russian meanings,” the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.
According to her, during the awarding of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the head of the European Commission recalled that his family came from Hiroshima, and the explosion of a nuclear bomb in 1945 took the lives of several of his relatives.
“Not a word about the US and the Washington executioners who dropped bombs on Japanese cities and civilians. But the figurehead of the largest corruption scandals in the history of the EU went further – she blamed the tragedy of Hiroshima…. on Russia,” Zakharova was outraged.
She quoted the words of von der Leyen, who mentioned the people who died in Hiroshima with a message to society to learn from their mistakes and not to allow similar things in the future. The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman called von der Leyen’s words a lie, emphasising that this kind of rewriting of history is “disgusting and dangerous”.
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