Former Russian President Says PM Kishida Should Perform Seppuku After His Meeting With Biden

Former Russian President accused Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of bringing shame to their forefathers who died from atomic bombs after he and U.S. President Joe Biden released a joint statement antagonizing Russians on their act towards Ukraine.



This came as the latest of a lengthy series of provocative and shocking comments made by Medvedev, who was previously thought of as a reformer from the West but has become an arch-hawk after Russia entered Ukraine in April year.

Kishida is currently in the U.S. for a meeting with President Joe Biden, and after the conference, Kishida didn’t mention any of Medvedev’s remarks, and no one made any inquiry.



Japanese officials who traveled together with Kishida did not reply to requests for comments. And from Japan, no one was available to comment on the remarks made to the PM, both from the PM’s residence or the foreign ministry, as the comments were made after working hours.

Medvedev is a well-known all-time ally of Putin who currently is posted as the deputy head of the Russian Security Council that looks after the defense of the country.

Their meeting concluded with a joint agreement statement that reads:

“We state unequivocally that any use of a nuclear weapon by Russia in Ukraine would be an act of hostility against humanity and unjustifiable in any way.”

This past Saturday, Kishida declared that his G7 summit of industrialized nations to be held in Hiroshima in May would show the determination to defend the international order and law and order following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

According to Medvedev, their stance toward nuclear weapons displayed “paranoia” toward Russia and was a shameful act that betrayed the feelings of hundreds of thousands who died due to the atomic bomb that the U.S. dropped on Japan.

He suggested that this shame can only be washed away by performing seppuku – an act of suicide through disembowelment, also called hara-kiri.



Since the Russian attack on Ukraine, Medvedev has repeatedly warned that Western involvement could trigger a nuclear war. He also often referred to Ukrainians being “cockroaches” in language Kyiv declares to be explicitly committed to genocidal.

Putin has stated the possibility of rising nuclear war but has said Russia isn’t “gone mad” and views its nuclear arsenal as a defensive weapon.

 

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