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In response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Nagasaki will not invite Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Galuzin to the Aug. 9 event marking the 77th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city, Mayor Tomihisa Taue said Thursday.

“While the event is a good opportunity to make a direct appeal for peace, we must also anticipate unforeseen circumstances” such as possible anti-Russia protests, Taue said.

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