Tokyo does not recognize the Annexation of Crimea to Russia, said the speaker of the Japanese government Acehide Suga in connection with the visit to the Peninsula of the former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.
"The merger was the infractions of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Our country does not want to accept the correction of the status quo by force, "Suga said at a news conference, RIA" Novosti ". According to him, " this is an extremely frivolous action ", which " can cause such confusion that it and comment on something hard." As reported in the print edition GLANCE, Hatoyama arrived in the Crimea, despite active opposition Tokyo. Located on a Peninsula, he had confessed to the Prosecutor Natalia Polonskaya and drew Parallels Between the Crimea and the Kuril Islands." I am convinced that the way in which a referendum was held in the Crimea, and How at the expense of democratically held referendum was resolved territorial issue, will remain in history As one of the most iconic events, " he said in Yalta. Hatoyama became the 1st foreign politician of such rank, visited the Crimea. First reunited with Russia Peninsula were visited only Japanese nationalists expressing the actions of Russia's unequivocal support. However, the Japanese government said that the visit of the former Prime Minister in the Crimea is contrary to the position of the country and can cause " world brotherhood misunderstanding ". The speaker of the government of Acehide Suga said that " the visit to the Crimea politician, who served as Prime Minister of the country, is extremely frivolous act and tragically.