MOSCOW, February 22 – RIA Novosti. The Japanese edition Sankei Shimbun published material on the deployment of Russian electronic warfare (EW) in the Kuriles.
As the newspaper writes with reference to the Ministry of Defense of Japan, the Russian military has recently deployed the latest electronic warfare systems in the Kuriles. At the same time, Russia's potential in conducting electronic and electromagnetic warfare is one of the strongest in the world, points out Sankei Shimbun.
The publication caused an active response from readers in the comments.
“If Japan demonstrates its weakness, Russia will easily“ chop off ”half of Hokkaido from us! ! ” – posted by a user under the nickname 346.
“What are these Russians doing? It's completely incomprehensible!” – xsa was indignant.
“Well, what will our glorious Japanese government do? And the Ministry of Defense? Will there be at least a few smart people among the crowd of incompetent officials? Or, as usual, will it end with blank shots of regret?” – asked mog.
“We need to supply our Hokkaido with weapons!” – called gon.
“Japan needs to acquire its own electromagnetic weapon!” – responded GAMDAM.
At the same time, some users urged other commentators to moderate their ardor.
“Chill a little! Otherwise you will wait for the Russians to place nuclear missiles on the” northern islands “too!” – warned gsk.
“Yes, Russia is not the country to mumble with!” – added ae4.
Relations between Moscow and Tokyo have been overshadowed for many years by the absence of a peace treaty, which was never concluded after World War II. The main obstacle is the question of the ownership of the Southern Kuriles (the islands of Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup and the Habomai ridge). Japan claims them by citing the bilateral 1855 Treaty on Trade and Frontiers. Moscow's position is that the islands became part of the USSR following the war, and Russia's sovereignty over them is beyond question.
In 1956, the Soviet Union and Japan signed a Joint Declaration in which Moscow agreed to consider the transfer of Habomai and Shikotan after a peace treaty was concluded. However, subsequent negotiations did not lead to anything.
The Russian authorities have repeatedly stressed that Japan must first of all recognize the results of World War II, including Russian sovereignty over the South Kuriles.
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