Instead of a Ukraine war: Russia probably had plans to attack Japan in 2021
Created: 11/25/2022, 8:56 p.m
By: Christoph Gschossmann
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Japan's ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Was Moscow planning an attack on Japan?
(Archive photo) © dpa-Bildfunk
Russia attacked Ukraine in 2022.
According to a secret service whistleblower, there were also concrete considerations to start a war with Japan.
Munich - Did Russia actually want war with Japan instead of Ukraine?
This is suggested by information that a whistleblower sent in a secret letter to the US news
Accordingly, in view of the Kuril dispute, Russia had an “insane will to war”.
The Kuril Islands are a group of islands north of the island of Hokkaido claimed by Japan.
Instead of a war with the industrial nation of Japan, Russia chose the Ukraine conflict
of a former US general entering Phase IV.
Nevertheless, in August 2021 there were concrete plans for a conflict with Japan.
President Vladimir Putin's country is "very seriously planning a local military conflict with Japan," the whistleblower, alias "Wind of Change," said in an email to Russian human rights activist Vladimir Osechkin in March this year.
Japanese labeled 'Nazis and fascists' in Russian information campaign
The FSB agent is still revealing secrets from the circles of the Russian secret service: Osechkin is currently reporting a lot about the war of aggression in Ukraine and the precarious situation in the Kremlin.
At the time of the Japan email, however, "Wind of Change" had already suspected a Ukraine attack.
The letter was verified by an American analyst, who confirmed: "There was great confidence that Russia and Japan would enter the stage of acute confrontation and even war." Terms "Nazis and Fascists" for Japanese in Russian propaganda.
The FSB whistleblower writes that the FSB was tasked with launching an "information campaign against Japan".
For example, the story circulated that the Japanese allegedly conducted biological experiments on Soviet prisoners.
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Moscow's "means of leverage": Conflict between Japan and Russia over archipelago not settled
The conflict over the Kuril Islands has never been resolved, and de jure Russia and the island nation are still at war.
Since 1991 they have been administered by Russia, but Japan claims them.
They are of great importance militarily and politically.
The informant describes them as Moscow's "means of leverage" and a possible "revision of its post-war status" for Japan.