Former President of Russia Dmitry Medvedevaccused the Japanese Prime Minister yesterday Fumio Kishida of “shameful slavery” in the United States, saying she would have to perform ritual suicide (known in Japanese as seppuku or harakiri) to wash away the shame.
It is the latest in a long line of provocative statements by Medvedev, who was once considered a Western-looking reformer but, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is gradually evolving into one of Putin’s more fanatical “hawks”.
according to ReutersThese comments were made on the occasion of the meeting that Kishida held on Friday Joe BidenAfter that, the two leaders issued a joint statement in which they said:We unequivocally declare that any Russian use of a nuclear weapon in Ukraine would constitute a hostile act against humanity, which could have no justification.” Medvedev noted that the statement shows “paranoia” towards Russia and “betrays the memory of hundreds of thousands of Japanese who were burned In the nuclear fires of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.. The former Russian president added that, instead of demanding American repentance, Kishida showed that he was nothing more than an employee of the Americans.
According to him, such a shame can only be washed away.seppuku“a form of ritual suicide involving slashing the abdomen with a knife, at a cabinet meeting after Kishida returns home.
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Medvedev has repeatedly warned that Western intervention in Ukraine could lead to nuclear war, calling Ukrainians “cockroaches”, with Kyiv responding that such rhetoric is openly genocide.
Recall that Putin has stated that the threat of nuclear war is increasing, stating, however, that Russia has not “gone crazy” and that it views its nuclear arsenal as a purely defensive deterrent.
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