The provocative action was organized near the Russian Embassy in Tokyo on the occasion of the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s entry into the war against militaristic Japan, Sputnik reports. In the opinion of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s officials, the protest action was held with the connivance of the Japanese authorities.
“Such actions carried out with the connivance of the Japanese authorities, once again testify to the reluctance of official Tokyo and a number of political and social forces of the country to look history in the eyes and draw proper lessons from it,” the Ministry stated.
Moscow recalled that the Soviet Union had entered the war in the Far East on August 8, 1945, in strict accordance with the decisions of the allied powers and international obligations assumed in this regard. This step of the Soviet Union made a decisive contribution to the early end of the bloody war and was fully legitimized in the Act of Japan’s surrender of September 2, 1945, and the UN Charter.
“We are seriously concerned about the continuing attempts by the Japanese side to ignore the internationally recognized results of the Second World War, as well as the unwillingness to give an objective assessment of the country’s militaristic past,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.