Japan’s threats against Russia in the Ukrainian context are unacceptable and counterproductive – Embassy – Russian Politics and Diplomacy
TOKYO, January 22. /TASS/. Japan’s attempts to threaten Russia in the context of the situation around Ukraine with “decisive actions in close coordination with the United States and other allies” are unacceptable, senseless and counterproductive to the atmosphere Russian-Japanese relations, according to a statement from the Russian Embassy in Japan released on Saturday said.
“We looked with bewilderment at reports that at yesterday’s Japan-US summit, the Japanese side attempted to threaten Russia with ‘strong actions’, ‘in close coordination with the United States and other allies. “, in the Ukrainian context. the inadmissibility and insensitivity of such statements, as well as their counterproductiveness for the atmosphere of Russian-Japanese relations and dialogue are obvious,” reads the statement posted on the Facebook page of the The Russian diplomatic agency also advised the Japanese side to “read more deeply the essence of Russian initiatives on mutual security guarantees with the United States and NATO” as well as “evaluate further impartially the aggressive activity of the North Atlantic Alliance in its eastward expansion all the way to the Russian borders and the military colonization of the territory of neighboring Ukraine.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and US President Joe Biden agreed to continue close cooperation on the situation around Ukraine during their video conference on Friday. As the head of the Japanese government told reporters following the talks, the parties “confirmed the need to continue close cooperation aimed at deterring Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” The Japanese prime minister also stressed that the two leaders confirmed that the United States and its partners and allies will continue to cooperate closely on the issue of “decisive response to any aggression” against Ukraine.
Lately, in the West and in Ukraine, allegations of a possible alleged Russian “invasion” of Ukrainian territory are increasingly being touted. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the reports an empty and baseless escalation of tension, stressing that Russia poses no threat to anyone. That said, he did not rule out the possibility that provocations were fomented to justify such claims and warned that attempts to solve the problem in south-eastern Ukraine through the use of force would have the most more serious. According to him, Moscow is doing everything possible to help Kiev settle the Donbass conflict while adhering to the Norman format and the Minsk agreements.