Speaking on the TV channel “Russia-1”, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe stressed that Russia plays an important role in resolving crises in different parts of the world, for example, in Syria, in Ukraine and on the Korean Peninsula.
“The world is full of problems: the Syrian problem in the middle East, conflict in Ukraine, terrorism of ISIS (a terrorist group banned in Russia – approx. ed.), the problem of the DPRK. To solve all these issues should influence Russia… that is why I did not break contact with Vladimir Putin”, – he said.