Foreign press: Japan believes that providing military assistance to Ukraine in the form of deliveries of lethal weapons is a feasible task

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Foreign press: Japan believes that providing military assistance to Ukraine in the form of deliveries of lethal weapons is a feasible task

The Japanese government explained to the ruling parties that the supply of non-combat vehicles and ships equipped with lethal weapons, can be carried out in accordance with the technical standards under the arms export regulation. This news agency Kyodo News was told the day before by a source familiar with the situation.

It is worth noting that this clarification indicates the readiness of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, to reconsider its position regarding the three basic principles for arms exports, based on the policy of "active pacifism" enshrined in the Japanese constitution. The reason for everything is the fighting in Ukraine in order to support this country in the fight against Russian “aggression”.



It's no secret that until now, official Tokyo has formally adhered to the position that the supply of military equipment, as well as the transfer of military technologies, were banned, with the exception of projects involving joint development by Japan of new types of weapons with other countries.

However, the Japanese executive body decided to take a different path, notifying the ruling majority, consisting of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the Komeito political party, that providing military assistance to Ukraine in the form of deliveries of lethal weapons is an entirely feasible task.

Thus, the source notes, the list of military products, announced by the Cabinet, includes combat reconnaissance vehicles, minesweepers of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, all of which are equipped with automatic guns.

In this context, it would not be superfluous to mention the start of negotiations between representatives of the parties regarding the revision of the existing restrictions related to the export of weapons. Discussions on this matter became known in April of this year, when a little more than a year had passed since the start of the armed conflict in Ukraine.

It is noteworthy that within the ruling coalition there were disagreements on this issue. While the LDP was optimistic about speeding up the shipment of weapons to Kiev, the centre-right Komeito Party, on the contrary, took a negative view of this initiative, fearing that such arms transfers would only lead to an even greater escalation of the conflict, which also goes against Japanese pacifism. , proclaimed in the country after the end of World War II.

Nevertheless, the Japanese authorities, in violation of all norms, have already supplied Ukraine with military products in the form of body armor and helmets. All this became possible thanks to the adoption by the country's leadership in December 2022 of a new National Security Strategy.
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  1. +2
    26 June 2023 19: 55
    Oooh, the "samurai" are ripe, did the Master give the command?
    1. +3
      26 June 2023 20: 26
      The Japanese are going the right way, with one stigma more than one less, what's the difference. You will never expel the invaders from your land, and you will remain slaves.
      1. +1
        26 June 2023 23: 20
        A very convenient moment to close the topic with the disputed islands for good.
        Moreover, in the Constitution, raising topics with the return of one's territory is criminally punishable, but with regard to Japanese territorial claims, we are still mumbling this topic through the mouths of our diplomats. It's time to put an end to it.
  2. +2
    26 June 2023 19: 57
    Crooked-faced neighbors went crazy, apparently with the permission of the owner ...
    1. 0
      26 June 2023 20: 18
      Buyan hi, come on, not only do they have phantom pains in the "northern territories", but they are under the boot of Washington, whatever they will be told from the White House and done. I just thought they would move sooner.
  3. +2
    26 June 2023 20: 00
    No, well, it’s logical - Ukraine supplied engines and specifications for ballistic missiles to the DPRK, but will this confuse the Japanese? The owner said to help - they will help!
    1. -1
      26 June 2023 20: 30
      alexoff, Kyiv threw China on Motor Sich, but did not hear about the trial, or about any other kind of revenge))) Beijing. And why??? China does not want to quarrel with Washington, but here Tokyo has been under occupation by the United States since 1945, it's just wrapped in the wrapper of democracy.
      1. 0
        26 June 2023 22: 16
        And there, on the Chinese side, there is also a muddy story that the buyers themselves angered Beijing and some strange fuss began there. And the Chinese tiktok was squeezed out of general lawlessness and the huawei was dropped, they just wiped themselves off. Trump promised back in the summer of 2020 to forgive the Americans all debts to China, so the Chinese did not throw off the American national debt. And our untrained people say...
  4. 0
    26 June 2023 20: 38
    Delivery of flying vehicles in the literal and figurative sense is finally like 2 fingers on the asphalt ... or rather a button. After that, Fukushima will be a resort
    1. 0
      26 June 2023 21: 18
      Why this shaking of the air, if this will not happen anyway? Medvedev has been promising to bang for a year and a half, but he only bangs glasses of cognac.
  5. 0
    26 June 2023 21: 17
    Well, lovers of right-hand drive Japanese women, continue bowing to them, and they help to beat ours insolently. Everyone who agrees with us must put a minus!
  6. 0
    26 June 2023 21: 51
    Apparently, through this, the president appointed a holiday in honor of the victory over the Japanese partners in 1945 ...
    To remember the bastards. What and how it was. hi
  7. 0
    26 June 2023 23: 25
    Thus, the source notes, the list of military products, announced by the Cabinet, includes combat reconnaissance vehicles, minesweepers of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, all of which are equipped with automatic guns.

    what Considering that since 2010, in the Japanese military doctrine of their Self-Defense Forces, China has been recognized as the main threat (before that, if I’m not mistaken in the 1980s, the USSR was officially declared the main threat in Japan), and Japan is an island state where the fleet historically, the focus is on ships and auxiliary vessels of which are on average under 20 years old, in the region of Southeast Asia, the Japanese fleet is the second after the Chinese, I’m not sure that minesweepers will directly transfer it. What minesweepers: mine-sweeping ships, mine-sweeping boats? Or maybe fishing schooners like "Masu Maru 1,2, 3 or 4", this stuff in bulk, how many of them were previously detained in the Sea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbOkhotsk ...

    Py.Sy. Given the difficult situation in the region: Taiwan and the disputed islands, the Japanese now need every naval unit themselves. Yes
  8. 0
    27 June 2023 10: 01
    non-combat vehicles and ships equipped with lethal weapons

    How's that?
    Vehicles and ships, after being equipped with lethal weapons, automatically become combat vehicles.