Yukio Hatoyama

According to him, it will become possible if he will be stripped of his passport in Japan.

“If there will be such a danger there, I might actually take advantage of the invitation of Mr. [Oleg] Belaventsev. I am grateful to him for that,”- said Hatoyama.

With a proposal to strip the former head of the government off his passport, spoke on March 11 one of the representatives of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party, Takashi Fukaya, reports the Japanese publication Blogos. Fukaya was discontented by, in particular, Hatoyama’s visit to the Crimea (the official Tokyo does not recognize the annexation of the peninsula to Russia). According to the politician, the former Prime Minister causes harm to the interests of Japan, and his actions are none other than “treason”. Psaki called movie about Crimea deceitful.

In response to the statements by Fukaya, the presidential Russian plenipotentiary envoy to the Crimean Federal District, Oleg Belaventsev, offered Hatoyama to stay and live in the Crimea. “If you will face difficult times from your democrats, we will immediately accept you here. Stay with us, we are always happy to host our friends,”- he said.

The head of the Friendship Society Japan – Russia, Yukio Hatoyama, who led the Government of Japan from 2009 to 2010, arrived with a three-day visit to the Crimea on March 11th. He makes this the trip as an individual person, but the official Tokyo advised him to abstain from making the trip. During his visit to the peninsula, he visited Simferopol and Sevastopol, and also admitted that he is a fan of the Prosecutor of the Crimea, Natalia Poklonsky.

The Crimea became part of Russia in March of last year on the results of the referendum, in which more than 96 percent of the residents of the peninsula voted in favor of this decision. Official Kiev, the member states of the EU, the US and several other countries, including Japan, have not recognized the legitimacy of this act and considered it annexation. Sanctions were imposed on Russia and the Crimea, affecting both individuals and companies and entire sectors of the Russian economy.

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