The Japanese military draw attention to the increased military activity of Russia not only in Europe, the Arctic region and the Middle East, but also in the Far East. They call for tracking the further actions of the Russian army, as recently the number of Japanese fighter sorties to “intercept Russian aircraft” has grown significantly. Particular attention should be paid to the islands of the Kuril ridge, where Russia is deploying a significant military group.
As for the northern territories, the Russian Federation announced last year the deployment of anti-ship missiles, as well as Su-35C fighters on the Iturup and Kunashir islands. Thus, the deployment of the Russian Federation of armed forces in the northern territories, which are our original territories, continues
- the document says.
Also, with the Japanese military, they believe that Russia continues to modernize its nuclear forces in order to achieve a balance with the United States. Thus, the Japanese are convinced that Russia is compensating for the lack of conventional weapons. It also claims the development of new intermediate and shorter-range missiles after withdrawing from the INF Treaty.
To make up for the shortcomings of conventional weapons, as well as to establish a nuclear balance with the United States, Russia has prioritized the modernization of its nuclear forces. (...) Russia is moving forward with the development of new weapons, such as Avangard complexes
- the report says.