Former Prime Minister of Japan: the Crimea is developing in spite of the anti-Russian sanctions

YALTA, April 21. /TASS/. Republic of Crimea continues to develop and succeed, despite the stubborn continuation of a policy of anti-Russian sanctions. This is stated in the greeting of the former Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama (2009 – 2010).

“Crimea continues to make advances despite the stubborn continuation of the policy unreasonable economic sanctions imposed by the US and other Western countries, he said. – This policy blatantly ignores and distorts the historical factors and realities, not to mention the fact that it contradicts generally accepted democratic principles”.

“You have achieved outstanding success, the seaports of the Crimea attracted more and more attention, – said the politician. I hope that all those obstacles that hinder the development of the Peninsula will be removed as soon as possible”.

Hatoyama also confirmed his intention soon to re-visit the Crimea. His last visit to the Peninsula took place in 2015 .

Yalta international economic forum opened yesterday and will end on April 22, with the participation of about 1.5 thousand people from 46 countries. Strategic information partner of the forum is the Agency TASS.

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