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President Vladimir Putin sent a reply to the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Tadatoshi Akiba and Itte Ito

July 6, 2000

In his message to Mr Akiba and Mr Ito, the President stressed that Russia was ready, together with the United States, to further reduce their nuclear capabilities and might consider reducing their respective nuclear arsenals to 1,500 units.

The Russian head of state praised the effort to establish nuclear- free zones in different parts of the world.

July 6, 2000