Japan’s Kishida condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech at the Guildhall in London, Britain May 5, 2022.

LONDON(Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday he condemned in the strongest terms Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, saying it amounted to war crimes.

Kishida was speaking in London following an extended visit to Southeast Asia. Japan had hoped to hold talks on Russia’s invasion and consolidate responses in Southeast Asia, where only one nation, Singapore, has joined sanctions against Russia, officials say.