Tokyo [Japan]June 27 (ANI): Following a short-lived uprising by Russia’s Wagnerian mercenary group, Japan’s government said on Monday it would coordinate with other Group of Seven (G7) countries to respond to the situation and increase development pledges of “serious concern,” Kyodo News reported.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters, “We want to deal with this situation by working closely with the G7.” Radimir Putin’s authority has dealt a blow.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a news conference that he had not heard of any major conflict in Russia following the rebellion, but the government would try to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens living in the country, Kyodo news agency reported.
Kyodosha is a news agency headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Matsuno did not comment on the uprising’s possible impact on Putin’s rule and the war in Ukraine. He added, “We will continue to closely monitor the Wagner Group’s movements and the domestic situation in Russia.”
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner Group who fought alongside Russian troops in Ukraine, announced on Saturday that his forces would halt their offensive on Moscow to save “Russia from bleeding”.
As tensions escalated, foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations agreed in a phone call on Saturday to closely coordinate the response and discuss “urgent challenges facing the international community,” the Japanese government said, Kyodo news agency reported.
The G7 includes the European Union in addition to the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. Currently, Japan is the rotating presidency of the group.
In a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday, U.S. President Joe Biden reiterated the U.S.’s “unwavering support, including through continued security, economic and humanitarian efforts,” according to the White House. assistance”.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a television interview on Sunday that the campaign had exposed “real cracks” in Putin’s grip.
“We can’t guess or know exactly where things are going. We do know that Putin has a lot of things to answer in the coming weeks and months,” he said, according to Kyodo News. (Ani)
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