Moscow slams G7 Hiroshima summit statements as 'anti-Russia and anti-China'

Russia's foreign ministry has accused the Group of Seven leaders' statements of brimming with odious "anti-Russian and anti-Chinese" language.

The ministry released a statement on Sunday after the G7 summit in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima closed earlier in the day.

The statement says the G7 is literally fixated on a comprehensive confrontation with Russia.

It insists that US efforts led the G7 to assume headquarters functions for setting the scale and timing of Western military supplies to Ukraine.

The document also says the G7 leaders are persistent in demonstrating their intention to inflict a "strategic defeat" on Russia.

In a reference to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who traveled to Japan and held talks with G7 and other leaders, the statement says the G7 brought the leader of the Kyiv regime to the summit and turned the meeting into a "propaganda show."

The statement argues that the G7 is seeking to win non-Western countries over to its side to stymie the development of their relations with Russia and China.

But the document emphasizes that the G7 cannot reflect the interests of the Asia-Pacific region, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa or Latin America.

The statement calls the choice of Hiroshima as the G7 summit venue "cynical and blasphemous." It contends that Japan and the US refuse to admit their responsibility for what Russia terms the "aggressive war" in the Far East and the "barbaric" atomic bombings of Japanese cities.