Russia has warned Japan that it will have to face ‘serious consequences’ if Patriot missiles made there fall in Ukraine.


MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s newly appointed ambassador to Japan has warned Tokyo that if Patriot missile systems manufactured under U.S. license in Japan end up in Ukraine, there will be serious consequences and retaliatory measures will be taken, the RIA news agency reported on Friday. Reported to.

RIA cited new envoy Nikolai Nozdryov as saying Moscow would keep a close eye on where Japanese arms exports ended up after Tokyo softened its export rules late last year.

In particular, he said, Russia will keep an eye on whether Patriot missile complexes and missiles made in Japan under American license are exported to the United States and then to Ukraine.

“Accordingly, we will carefully monitor to ensure that the delivered patriots do not end up in Ukraine, because if that happens, it will have the most serious consequences for bilateral (Russia-Japan) relations, including our retaliatory steps,” RIA quoted him as saying. Quoted as saying.

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(Reporting by Reuters; Writing by Andrew Osborne; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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