During a working visit to Japan to participate in the G7 Summit, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
The Head of State watched the museum's exhibitions and left a note in the book of honored guests.
The museum was created by the city to tell people about the tragedy of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. It opened in 1950. The museum collects the belongings of the dead and other evidence of the atomic explosion, and visitors are told about the events related to the bombing of the city. In the eastern wing of the museum, there are exhibitions showing Hiroshima before and after the explosion, telling about the course of the war and the circumstances that led to the bombing, as well as about the efforts of the residents to completely eliminate nuclear weapons.
In addition, the President of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida laid flowers at the memorial to the victims of the atomic bombing.
The memory of the victims was honored with a moment of silence.
The leaders watched the memorial and learned about its history.
The memorial is made in the form of a stone arch in the style of ancient Japanese haniwa clay figures. It contains a symbolic tombstone and a list of all the people who died as a result of the atomic explosion on August 6, 1945. The words "Rest in peace! We will not repeat this mistake!" are inscribed on the memorial.