Tokyo concerned about Kremlin's nuclear blackmail, Foreign Ministry says

14 February, 12:55 PM
Takeo Mori, Wendy Sherman and Heng Dong (

Takeo Mori, Wendy Sherman and Heng Dong (

Japan is concerned about the threat of Russia's use of nuclear weapons, Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori said following a trilateral meeting with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyundong in Washington, the State Department's website reported on Feb. 13.

“We concurred that Russia’s — such threat is absolutely unacceptable and Russia should never use nuclear weapons under any circumstances,” Mori said.

According to him, it is important to continue to strongly support Kyiv and impose tough sanctions on Moscow.

"Such a situation in Ukraine will be one of the most important issues at the G7 summit in Hiroshima, which Japan will be hosting in May," Mori stressed.

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In December 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the threat of nuclear war is "growing."

Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence previously stated that it considers the threat of Russia's use of tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine to be very high. At the same time, according to Ukraine’s spy chief Kyrylo Budanov, Russia will not launch a nuclear strike in the near future.

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