TOKYO, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Japan hopes that the tense situation in Ukraine has no impact on relations with Russia, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said after a telephone conversation with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday.
During the conversation, Kishida said, “I’m concerned about actions taken by the Autonomous Republic of Crimea - about the accession to Russia.”
“It is necessary to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty,” the Japanese minister added.