Dmitry MedvedevFormer President Russia and Senior Security Officer in the President’s Administration Vladimir PutinThe Japanese Prime Minister said on Saturday Fumio Kishida involves ritual suicide by disemboweling Medvedev should regret what he called America’s slavery.
Medvedev’s statements A In a joint statement released Friday by President Biden and Kishida, In it the leaders said “Russia’s use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine is an act of hostility against humanity and cannot be justified in any way.”
Russian military leaders have discussed using tactical nuclear weapons if their invasion of Ukraine backfires further.
Medvedev, who was president and deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council from 2008 to 2012, told Telegram: Kishida and Biden’s statement amounts to “paranoia.” He also said that Kishida was an “employee” of America.
Medvedev said Kishida’s only way to atone for “such an insult” is for him to perform “hara-giri” before his cabinet meeting. Using the Japanese term for an ancient disembowelment ritual.
Russian state news agency Dass avoided repeating Medvedev’s comments, writing only that he “described a method” for Kishida to repent.
As president, Medvedev was viewed with confidence in the West as a potential partner for better relations. But in 2011, he agreed to a transition that returned Putin to the presidency, and in early 2020, Medvedev resigned as prime minister, leading to constitutional changes that allowed Putin to issue more terms and tighten his grip on power.
Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, Medvedev used his Telegram account to launch bombastic and exaggerated threats against the West, seeking a bulldog-like fit. including the possibility of Russia using nuclear weapons, as well as insults against public figures it considers enemies. He has called for the “total surrender” of Ukraine.
Japan’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to Medvedev’s comments.
A joint statement issued last week when Kishida visited Washington to meet with Biden spoke of a fight against Russia and China, and Kishida reiterated over the weekend his concern that East Asia could suffer a similar fate to Ukraine amid Beijing’s ambitions. region.
In their statement, they said China’s recent actions were “contrary to the rules-based international order”.
In response to the report, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin, said Sutra “strongly attacks the Cold War zero-sum mentality and contains slander and baseless attacks on China”. He accused the US and Japan of “looking for pretexts for military build-up and deliberate use of force”.
Speaking through an interpreter at a news conference ahead of his meeting with Biden, Kishida said the two countries “are currently facing the most challenging and complex security environment in recent memory.”
Japan unveiled an updated national security strategy last month to deal with growing concerns raised by China and North Korea.
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