Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev suggested that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida should perform ceremonial self-dismemberment after being accused of “shameful subservience” to the United States. Vladimir Putin’s close supporter Dmitry Medvedev is the deputy head of the Russian Security Council and the body in charge of the country’s defense industry.
The remarks followed a joint statement by US President Joe Biden and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, in which Japan and the US said that any use of a nuclear weapon by Russia in Ukraine would be an act of hostility against mankind and would not be justified in any manner.
In reference to the atomic bombs that the US detonated on Japan at the end of World War Two, Dmitry Medvedev claimed that the comment displayed “paranoia” toward Russia and “betrayed the memory of hundreds of thousands of Japanese who were burned in the radioactive fire of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” Fumio Kishida demonstrated that he was “simply a service attendant for the Americans,” according to Dmitry Medvedev, rather than demanding remorse for this.
At a Japanese cabinet meeting after Fumio Kishida’s return, Dmitry Medvedev said that such shame could only be erased by performing seppuku, a type of suicide by disembowelment also known as hara-kiri.
Dmitry Medvedev has already warned against Western interference in the Russian invasion of Ukraine and warned that it could result in nuclear war. Additionally, he has called Ukrainians “cockroaches” in rhetoric that Kyiv claims is overtly genocidal.