Russia resented Japan for helping Ukraine in the fight against the occupiers. That is why the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation summoned the Japanese ambassador Toehisa Kozuki to the carpet.
This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Russia has accused Japan of supplying Ukraine with weapons that are allegedly then used to attack Russian border regions.
"Prime Minister Kishida's administration should thereby be ready to share responsibility for the deaths of civilians, including in the border regions of Russia, as a result of the criminal actions of Ukrainian terrorists who actively use military equipment provided to Kyiv," the Russians say.
The Russian Foreign Ministry threatened Japan that aid to Ukraine "drives bilateral relations into a dangerous impasse."
How Japan helps Ukraine
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Japan has condemned Russian aggression against Ukraine, but did not transfer weapons to fight, but only provided humanitarian aid and supported economic sanctions.
In March of this year, the Japanese parliament talked about providing military aid to Ukraine, and Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov asked Japan to provide equipment for jamming Russian drones.
Also recently, the Prime Minister of Japan announced that his country will donate a hundred trucks and rations for the Armed Forces.
In addition, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi and the Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida discussed the provision of humanitarian aid to overcome the consequences of the Russian detonation of the Kakhovskaya HPP.