Japan Calls for Peaceful Settlement of Ukrainian Crisis
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday that Japan calls for peaceful settlement of situation in Ukraine. "Japan works closely with G7 countries and continues to call on Russia to take a constructive stance aimed at peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine," Kishida said.
Answering the question on possible deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Crimea, the minister said Japan favoured a world without nuclear weapons. The Ukrainian crisis assumed a military confrontation in April 2014, when Kiev started a so-called "anti-terrorist operation" in the southeast of Ukraine trying to suppress the region's independence supporters.
Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations of western countries of fueling the conflict and urged for diplomatic settlement of the situation.