President of the Russian Federation
H.E. Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich PUTIN
The series of actions by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and suggesting the use of nuclear weapons is absolutely unacceptable. As a representative of Koga City, which is a member of the Mayors for Peace and the Nuclear Free Local Authorities Council of Japan, I express my strong resentment.
War is the greatest violation of human rights. The military invasion has claimed the lives of many people, including children. Moreover, suggesting the use of nuclear weapons is a serious challenge to the international community and cannot be overlooked as a City council of a war-affected country from the standpoint of protecting the peace and security of civilian life.
Koga city has declared itself to be a non-nuclear and permanent city of peace.Vowed not to fight, and is committed to abolish nuclear weapons and realize permanent peace together with citizens and people all over the world. We firmly protest the invasion and the threat of nuclear weapons that clearly violate international law and the Charter of the United Nations and urge Russia to stop and withdraw from the attack on Ukraine as soon as possible and aim for a peaceful solution.
23 March 2022
Mayor of Koga City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
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