In a direct response to Japan's comments on Russia's nuclear capabilities, the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova tweeted bold claims about a possible confrontation between NATO forces and Russian forces.
The tweet contained an attachment that led to a more formal-lengthier response to Japan's remarks. The prompt served as a defense of Russia's actions in Ukraine and as an ad hominem attack on the United States' invasions in the middle east and atomic bombings of Japan. She made several remarks about Japan's position under the "American nuclear umbrella," possibly implying that Japan can only make such remarks due to their relationship with the United States. Zakharova had also attempted to remind Japan about the United States' use of nuclear weapons upon its people, "the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki cannot help but recall that Washington had issues that barbaric order."
Zakharova's remarks are a part of a series of written transgressions by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian War. However, as their continued expression of engaging with NATO forces becomes more prevalent, NATO leaders continue to bolster their defenses along the Eastern European border.
The following are the words Zakharova used within the tweet, "by provoking an aggravation of the Ukrainian crisis and unleashing an intensive hybrid standoff with Russia, Washington, and its allies are balancing dangerously on the brink of an open military confrontation with Russia and therefore on the brink of a direct armed conflict between nuclear power"