A survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima says she shared her thoughts about nuclear weapons with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy when she told him her experiences on Sunday.
Ogura Keiko was speaking to reporters on Monday at the G7 summit media center in Hiroshima City, western Japan.
Ogura met Zelenskyy at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and told him her experiences in English.
She said he just listened to her without speaking and looked stern. She also said he seemed to be trying to hold back his tears because her experiences paralleled what is happening in Ukraine.
Ogura explained that she told him that cities can be rebuilt after they are destroyed and what is the most important is people's lives, calling on the president to protect the lives of children.
Ogura said she also met other world leaders who visited the memorial museum.
She added she was able to share with the leaders the atrocities of the atomic bombing she experienced, expressing her hope that they will move toward the elimination of nuclear weapons.