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Japan condemns Russia for deploying troops into Ukraine

Japan expresses grave anxiety and concern for deploying troops into Ukraine. (AP) Japan expresses grave anxiety and concern for deploying troops into Ukraine. (AP)
Press Trust of India | Tokyo | Posted: March 3, 2014 9:11 am | Updated: March 3, 2014 10:29 am

Japan joined the United States and its other allies on Monday in criticising Moscow’s decision to send troops into Ukraine , the foreign ministry said.

“The decision by Russia on Saturday  on the authority for use of the armed forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine heightens the tension in the region and would harm the peace and stability of the international  community,” it said.

“In this regard, Japan expresses grave anxiety and concern over the decision,” it said. On Sunday, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius held telephone talks and agreed to closely cooperate on the situation in Ukraine, the foreign ministry has said.

On Monday it said “Japan strongly expects that the situation in Ukraine will be settled in a peaceful manner and strongly urges all the parties concerned to behave with maximum self-restraint and responsibility, to fully observe the relevant international laws.”

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