MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. Moscow is determined to do everything to ensure national security near Japanese islands, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.
"We will draw conclusions in terms of ensuring our security interests near Japanese islands, as in the case of the strengthening of NATO in Europe’s north," Lavrov stated at a press conference on the results of Russia’s diplomatic activities in 2022.
He noted that the authorities of Japan and other countries joining sanctions on Russia had suspended relations on their own initiative and started to make "arrogant and bellicose statements." "We have to listen to it all," the Russian foreign minister added.