Vladimir Putin Expresses Anger Following New Decisions

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.27 - 2023 3:20 PM CET

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Vladimir Putin Expresses Anger Following New Decisions.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed anger following Japan's decision to support Ukraine and South Korea's imposition of sanctions against Moscow.

Japan's plan to provide Ukraine with Patriot air defense systems has prompted a stern response from the Russian foreign ministry, warning of "grave consequences."

According to Hindustan Times, this development exacerbates already strained relations between Moscow and Tokyo, which have deteriorated significantly since Russia's military intervention in Ukraine in February 2022.

Japan has joined its Western allies in imposing comprehensive economic sanctions on Russia, a move mirrored by South Korea. South Korea's recent decision to expand its list of goods banned from export to Russia without special permission has further incensed Moscow. The expanded list includes over 600 types of goods potentially usable for military purposes, such as heavy construction equipment, rechargeable batteries, aeronautical components, and some cars.

The Russian foreign ministry has labeled South Korea's action as an "unfriendly move" taken at Washington's behest, warning that it could harm South Korea's own economy and industry. Russia has reserved the right to respond, potentially with asymmetrical measures, and has cautioned South Korea not to be surprised by any retaliatory actions.

This situation highlights the escalating geopolitical tensions surrounding the Ukraine conflict and the complex interplay of international relations involving major global powers.

The responses from Japan and South Korea, aligning with Western policies, and Russia's stern warnings reflect the deepening divide and the potential for further diplomatic and economic fallout.

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