Russia, which is waging an aggressive war against Ukraine, is also intensifying its military activities in the Far East, said Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, commenting on Russia’s missile test in the Sea of Japan.
Reuters reported, quoting the Ministry of Defense in Moscow, that the Russian Navy fired two P-270 Moskit medium-range anti-ship cruise missiles (in the code FOR THIS SS-N-22 Sunburn) towards the dummy – target – in the Sea of Japan.
The government in Tokyo is to remain vigilant about Moscow’s military operations
The head of the Japanese foreign ministry said that the government in Tokyo will continue to be vigilant about Moscow’s military operations. He noted that Japan it did not record any damage caused by the Russian missile test.
Reuters recalls that two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers flew over the Sea of Japan a week earlier for more than seven hours. Moscow issued a communiqué on this at the time when Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida started his visit to Kiev.
Kishida met there with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, reaffirmed his support for his country and opposition to Russian aggression. Japan, an important ally USA in Asia, strongly condemned the invasion and joined many of the sanctions imposed on Russia by Western countries, which contributed to a significant deterioration of Tokyo-Moscow relations.
Hayashi also condemned on Tuesday Russia’s announced plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus. He demanded that Moscow and Minsk refrain from “such action, which further increases tensions.”
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