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FSB for the first time declassified evidence of Japan's preparation for war with the USSR


MOSCOW, 8 Aug. The Federal Security Service for the first time declassified evidence of the preparation of the Japanese military for war with the USSR, and, as it became known from the documents, these actions had been carried out since 1938. Among the archival materials that RIA Novosti got acquainted with is order No. 70 to units of the 3rd Army of 9 August 1938, which was surrendered during the Soviet-Japanese military conflict near Lake Hassan. Data on Tokyo's maneuvers is also confirmed by the interrogation of the last commander-in-chief of the Kwantung Army, Otozo Yamada, conducted in December 1949 during preparations for the Khabarovsk trial over Japanese war criminals. According to the protocol, Yamada admitted that back in January 1938, “he gave an order to the units of the 3rd Army to bring them to combat readiness in the event of hostilities with the Soviet Union.” Yamada was then appointed commander of the 3rd Army, which was stationed in Manchuria on the border with the USSR, and in 1944 he led the Kwantung Army. The military leader admitted that Order No. 70 “testifies to the increased readiness for war.” According to experts, the Japanese military then carried out large-scale “reconnaissance in force”, assessing the state of the Soviet troops and the reliability of their defense. Two-week battles ended in victory for the Red Army, with the Russian FSB declassifying for the first time evidence of the preparation of the Japanese army for war with the USSR 1 of 4 FSB of Russia for the first time declassified evidence of the preparation of the Japanese army for war with the USSR
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FSB of Russia for the first time declassified evidence of the preparation of the Japanese army for war with the USSR 3 of 4 FSB of Russia for the first time declassified evidence of the preparation of the Japanese army for war with the USSR
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1 of 4 FSB of Russia for the first time declassified evidence of the preparation of the Japanese army for war with the USSR
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3 of 4 FSB of Russia for the first time declassified evidence of the preparation of the Japanese army for war with the USSR
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“The troops of the Kwantung Army, in order to strengthen their readiness for war against the Soviet Union, part of their forces are being moved to concentrate in the area of the eastern border,” Order No. 70 said. The 7th Division, the 11th and 12th field anti-aircraft artillery detachments, 8th temporary auto detachment. In addition, the 11th Aviation Regiment was deployed in the village of Tuan-shanzi, and the 1st Squadron of the 16th Aviation Regiment was deployed in the Taipinglin area. Their task was “to cover the transfer of the 2nd and 7th divisions and shoot down enemy aircraft that prevent this.” and Japan. The Mutual Neutrality Treaty (1941) between Moscow and Tokyo made it possible for some time to secure the eastern borders of the USSR, but did not change the general alignment of forces. The entry of the USSR into the war with Japan (1945) During the war years, Japan remained an ally of Nazi Germany and did not abandon the plan for the war against the Soviet Union. By all her actions, she purposefully violated the agreements on neutrality, developing a plan of hostilities and committing regular sabotage. Preparing for a war against the Union and other states, the ruling circles and national special services pinned great hopes on the use of bacteriological weapons in combat conditions. The Japanese militarists viewed it as a means capable of playing an almost decisive role in the fight against enemy troops. At the same time, since 1928, the Geneva Protocol banned its use. On August 8, 1945, the USSR, having indisputable evidence of Japan's preparation of bacteriological weapons and taking into account the allied tandem of Berlin and Tokyo, declared the last war. The next day, the Far Eastern campaign of the Soviet troops began, which included three operations: the Manchurian strategic offensive, the South Sakhalin offensive and the Kuril landing. The entry of the Soviet Union into the war and the defeat of the Kwantung army determined Japan's unconditional surrender. On September 2, 1945, her government signed an act of surrender, which marked the end of World War II. The final point in the end of the conflict was the Khabarovsk trial, at which the military tribunal of the Primorsky District sentenced 12 former members of the Kwantung Army to prison terms for developing weapons prohibited by the Geneva Protocol. Declassified clause that Japan refused to include in the declaration from the USSR

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