In the annual report entitled White Paper, the Ministry of Defense of Japan notes the expansion of the zone of activity of the Russian Armed Forces, writes the Kyodo news agency referring to the report of the Ministry, Joinfo.ua reports.
“The Russian army shows a tendency to expand its field of activity,” White Paper reports. Also, the Ministry of Defense of Japan expressed concern about “the vigorous activity of China in the South China Sea.” Since the end of 2013 China has been holding major waterworks and construction work on the expansion and development of the territory controlled by it through the construction of artificial islands that provokes criticism of some countries in the Pacific region.
In addition, the Defense Ministry report tells about North Korea’s test launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine, which was announced in North Korea in May. Japanese defense establishment regarded this as a “factor that is seriously destabilizing the situation on the (Korean – Ed.) peninsula.”
Earlier we reported that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed an airport architect.