According to the Tass news agency, Moscow, August 12, the information and Publishing Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry commented that Russia hopes that the Japanese authorities will take corresponding measures against those who spread distorted historical information on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s participation in the war against Japanese militarism.
the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “some people have accused our country without any basis and that we have betrayed the Soviet Japanese neutral treaty.”. Similar reports have appeared in almost all mainstream Japanese media. It seems that some people in Japan are still living in a hypothetical parallel history, far from the historical facts. ”
the Russian Ministry of foreign affairs stressed: “as for the rampant remarks in the Japanese media, it is very similar to the medieval custom of Japanese forcing foreigners to trample on the cross described in detail by the writer Jonathan Swift, and this (trampled) is a very sacred history of World War II for us. The attempt to dress up as “victims of aggression” by those convicted by the Tokyo court as war criminals is of a nature to defend them. In civilized countries, including Russia, such acts are considered criminal offences. We hope that the Japanese authorities will take appropriate measures against those who show such behaviour. ”
the Russian Foreign Ministry reviewed the objective historical facts and pointed out that the Soviet Union’s participation in the war in the Far East on August 9, 1945 was entirely based on the norms of international law and the historical situation at that time.
the Russian Foreign Ministry said: “according to the statement issued by the Soviet government on April 5, 1945, the Soviet Japanese neutral treaty signed on April 13, 1941 was terminated. The statement was issued as a result of a fundamental change in the circumstances, namely, that the Japanese militarism provided aid to Nazi Germany in violation of the above-mentioned treaty. From 4 to 12 November 1948, the material provided by the Tokyo military court and the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations fully support this statement. “