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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Japan suspect Russia and China are in collusion over the disputed Islands


The Japanese authorities will investigate the approach of the ships of naval forces of Russia and China to the Senkaku island, which was disputed Tokyo and Beijing. The authorities of the Country of the rising sun do not exclude that this incident was the result of collusion between Russia and China.


photo: Alexander Astafyev

In the night from Wednesday to Thursday, a Chinese frigate sailed at a distance of about 38 kilometers from the Senkaku Islands (the Chinese call Diaoyu island) in the East China sea. Around the same time in the same area were seen three ships of naval forces of Russia.

These maneuvers provoked anger in Tokyo. The Chinese Ambassador in Tokyo called on the carpet in the foreign Ministry, where he protested.

In turn, the chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan yoshihide Suga said that this case could lead to a serious escalation of tensions. He noted that the Japanese government intends to determine whether coordinated actions of the Russian and Chinese vessels, while Tokyo will seek help in the United States.

In response to Tokyo’s claims, the Chinese military said that the ships were legitimate. In Russia the incident have not commented on.

Meanwhile, assistant U.S. Secretary of state Colin Willett stated that the state Department is in close cooperation with Japan on this issue, reports Reuters.

China dispute Senkaku, which is actually under the control of Japan, the last 50 years. Near the island were previously discovered oil deposits.

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