The memorial ceremony is currently taking place in Peace Park in the center of Hiroshima, TASS reported.
A minute of silence was traditionally announced throughout the country at exactly 08:15 am local time - the exact moment when a bomb exploded over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
According to the Hiroshima administration, this year the ceremony is attended by representatives of 95 countries and the EU, in particular, diplomats from nuclear powers - Russia, UK, France. The Chinese and Indian representatives are not present at the commemorative events, while Malta first sent its delegate to it. A total of 157 countries received invitations.