Visited the Crimea former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at the meeting with state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin has recognized that the current situation on the Peninsula is very different from what the media in his country.
"during the visit, I was convinced that the present situation is very very different from How reality is presented in the media in my country, and this gap is indeed very great," said Hatoyama, noting that he could make sure that representatives of all ethnic groups in the Crimea cooperate and build cooperation. According to him, in conditions when the prevailing information, which comes from the West, it is difficult to bring the truth to a considerable part of the people of Japan." in these conditions it would be quite correct, if a greater number of Japanese authorized different walks of life visited the Crimea. This is the most important thing applies to correspondents who could own a person to ascertain the essence of what is happening, "He said, reports RIA" Novosti ". He also made sure that conducted in the 2014 referendum was consistent with the Ukrainian Constitution and the norms of international law." on the Japanese Islands have a saying - it is better to see once than hear a hundred times. As I understand, in Russia there is a similar saying. I think This is a natural way of thinking, when the opportunity once to verify something with your own eyes, exceeds one hundred times the opportunity to hear something from other lips, " said Hatoyama at a meeting with state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin in the Russian capital. The politician said that he visited the Crimea to himself to make sure, whether based penal policy on true facts. Remember, 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.