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The Japanese press was concerned about the activity of the Russian Navy in the Far East

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The Japanese media have been writing in recent days about the appearance of Russian warships near the territorial waters of the Land of the Rising Sun. The Asahi Shimbun edition considers that such behavior of the Russian fleet testifies to the intensification of hostilities in Ukraine. The logic, of course, is ironclad, but that's not the point.


Japanese analysts claim that the surge in activity of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy coincided with the strengthening of the military presence in the region of the Chinese Navy. This may reflect the degree of coordination between the two states. Thus, the Ministry of Defense of Japan announced the appearance of four Russian warships in the Tsugaru Strait, which separates the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. This happened on March 16, and the ships were moving in a westerly direction - from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of ​​​​Japan.

Two Russian tankers were spotted 70 km east of Cape Shiriya in Aomori Prefecture on March 15, and two other tankers were spotted 220 km northeast of the same cape a day later, on March 16. It would seem, but what does Russian warships have to do with it? .. The fact is that Japan seriously believes that the Navy can use tankers as, attention, missile carriers ...

Also, a Russian ship "capable of carrying missiles" was seen off Cape Shiria on March 14. The appearance of Russian ships near the coast of Japan takes place shortly after the end of the Russian-Chinese military exercises that were held in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk.

According to the Japanese authorities, 24 Russian ships took part in the exercises, and it was they who were later seen in the Tsugaru Strait. In the Soya Strait, the Japanese military managed to spot a destroyer and three submarines of the Russian Navy. On March 10 and 11, it was found that 10 of the 24 ships of the Russian Navy were moving through the Tsugaru Strait in a westerly direction.

The Japanese military department claims that the appearance of such a large number of Russian warships in this region in a short time is very unusual. Although none of the Russian ships violated the boundaries of the territorial waters of Japan, Tokyo is very concerned about the very fact of the growing activity of the Russian Navy in the Far East.

It is no secret that Japan is extremely wary of a military alliance between Russia and China. Therefore, any naval and air maneuvers of the armed forces of the two states are perceived by Tokyo with great apprehension. Apparently, fears are now connected even with Russian tankers.
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 18 March 2022 13: 14
    +16
    Most recently, Japan...
    Representatives of the Japanese Foreign Ministry allowed themselves to toughen statements about the ownership of the southern part of the Kuril Islands. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi called these territories "originally Japanese."

    Actually, what do you want now? Yapov’s indignation about being included in the list of “unfriendly” countries also smiled fool
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    2. NIKN
      NIKN 18 March 2022 13: 21
      +9
      Quote: Hunter 2
      Yapov’s indignation about being included in the list of “unfriendly” countries also smiled

      And yes, but you can’t get away from the fact, they are not even a friendly country, we have not signed a peace treaty with them. Apparently they were offended by being called small. smile
      1. carpenter
        carpenter 18 March 2022 13: 31
        +6
        Quote: NIKNN
        And yes, but you can’t get away from the fact, they are not even a friendly country, we have not signed a peace treaty with them.

        It was a shame that they were looked at like cockroaches. It is necessary to crawl out of the gap, spreading your mustache, and show your presence.
        1. kytx
          kytx 18 March 2022 13: 52
          +3
          Japan is far from being a "cockroach".
          From these guys, since the Middle Ages, the whole of Southeast Asia is still shaking with fear. Well, China just "believed in itself."
          1. bovi
            bovi 18 March 2022 17: 41
            +1
            This stick does not have two ends, but one from the side of Japan and many - from the adjacent Untermens, which the Japanese imputed to their emperor like a red sun.
            When a situation arises of a sea blockade of energy carriers and food supplies, this snake will still crawl out to hunt.
      2. Machito
        Machito 18 March 2022 13: 32
        +3
        The Japanese cartoons have seen enough with Club-K. laughing
        1. NIKN
          NIKN 18 March 2022 13: 35
          +2
          Quote: Bearded
          The Japanese cartoons have seen enough with Club-K. laughing

          There were container ships in cartoons, and they are already blowing on tankers. smile
    3. Thrifty
      Thrifty 18 March 2022 13: 57
      +2
      Calm down, drink some cyanide, it will help you sleep forever! lol We have two Zircons on each tug, just lol , and on dry cargo ships with "Yars" mounted, also a pair of missiles wassat
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 18 March 2022 13: 15
    +8
    indicates the intensification of hostilities in Ukraine
    Maidanutism is a contagious disease! Where is the Sangar Strait and Ukrovina? wassat
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 18 March 2022 13: 24
      +4
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      Maidanutism is a contagious disease! Where is the Sangar Strait and Ukrovina?

      Japikam, this is unaware, they think that "404" is something new, and is located in the Hokkaido region, their textbooks have not been reprinted since 1945. And in Africa, they don’t know what it is either, and in Russia in the villages they don’t heard about such ancient Ukria.
  3. Commodore Arctic
    Commodore Arctic 18 March 2022 13: 16
    +5
    Japanese! I'll tell you a secret - even pensioners carry weapons in our country, especially if they go to the store for sugar! wink
  4. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 18 March 2022 13: 18
    +7
    The fact is that in Japan they seriously believe that the Navy can use tankers as, attention, missile carriers ...

    Shiza is no longer transmitted by air, but via the Internet.
  5. sergo1914
    sergo1914 18 March 2022 13: 41
    +5
    Was the letter "Z" painted on the ships?
  6. Soldatov V.
    Soldatov V. 18 March 2022 13: 42
    -2
    But there was such an idea in the form of a flat even semi-submersible warship with weapons hidden inside and a retractable wheelhouse. I don’t remember, maybe even Japan offered it. soldier
  7. bukhach
    bukhach 18 March 2022 13: 50
    +2
    Why only tankers, missiles can also be put on fishermen, the more we have a lot more of them, let them strain further, otherwise it’s normal to spoil the neighbors according to history, the Asians are great, how it starts to concern themselves, there is concern.
  8. Yura
    Yura 18 March 2022 13: 54
    +2
    Japan seriously believes that the Navy can use tankers as, attention, missile carriers ..
    What’s more, in our Far East, moose run from MANPADS to the hump, bears ride T-14s, and swans, especially white ones, fly with Zircon in their paws, while fish floating in rivers and seas hatch from eggs immediately with Paseidon in the air bubble . Marasmus grew stronger, brains were rotten, but heads swelled from thoughts.
    1. yustas
      yustas 18 March 2022 14: 05
      +2
      Greetings, cousin! Moose haven't been updated for you yet in the Far East, or what? In Siberia, in addition to MANPADS, we have also installed a pair of guns for a long time laughing drinks
      1. Yura
        Yura 18 March 2022 14: 10
        +2
        Quote: yustas
        In Siberia, in addition to MANPADS, we have also installed a pair of guns for a long time

        Didn't know, cool! Hello to you too! laughing hi
  9. Raven 95
    Raven 95 18 March 2022 14: 23
    +8
    Dear Japanese. In this situation, the best solution for you is to give up.
    It is time.
  10. blackcat
    blackcat 18 March 2022 14: 36
    +1
    They don’t know yet that container ships are also dangerous in terms of missiles, paranoia rules the Japanese world wassat wassat
  11. singless
    singless 18 March 2022 15: 17
    0
    what is the problem, we protect our borders. where our soldier is, there is our border and territory
  12. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 18 March 2022 15: 25
    +1
    I, too, will become a "carrier of missile weapons" if I hang an RPG over my shoulder! laughing
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 18 March 2022 15: 51
      +1
      Then MANPADS
      1. Cat Alexandrovich
        Cat Alexandrovich 18 March 2022 16: 20
        +1
        Yes, even a rocket launcher for the belt! She shoots rockets! laughing
  13. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 18 March 2022 15: 50
    +1
    The samurai began to crap for themselves. Cowards have always been, and remain so. Cruelty to the defenseless is a sign of cowardice. And what these geneticists did in China - for this all of Japan could be drowned in blood. They didn't. Spared.
    1. Tenet
      Tenet 19 March 2022 18: 49
      0
      Quote: stock buildbat
      The samurai began to crap for themselves. Cowards have always been, and remain so. Cruelty to the defenseless is a sign of cowardice. And what these geneticists did in China - for this all of Japan could be drowned in blood. They didn't. Spared.

      did not spare, did not give mattresses repeat and 65 tons of our contingent should have been standing there soldier
  14. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 18 March 2022 21: 53
    0
    striped and satellites will soon burst from anger and envy, we can, but they don’t!!!!!!! We defend our own - the people, and they are always only grandmas)))))))))))))))))))))
  15. antikilller55
    antikilller55 19 March 2022 12: 52
    0
    Eternally dissatisfied with everything, then our ships go in the wrong place, then the islands belong to the wrong people, then something else ... The samurai were completely insolent.