Sources question FSB indictment emails, authenticity of plans and meaning of ‘reports at this time’
(Numata Kuon: novelist, military critic, former SDF officer)
US magazine Newsweek reported that Russia was preparing to attack Japan, not Ukraine, in the summer of 2021, and it has become a hot topic. on November 24thEnglish editionthe next day, the 25thJapanese versionhas been reprinted in
Below, I would like to consider whether this information is worth believing and why this type of reporting is being done now.
What is the source of the “Invasion of Japan” plan?
The FSB is the successor organization to the KGB, to which Putin once belonged, and is an organization that has great influence over the invasion of Ukraine. It has more influence over national decisions in Russia than the military, and at the moment it is no exaggeration to say that it is a power structure second only to President Putin. If this is an accusing email from within the FSB, it can be said that this is information that cannot be carelessly overlooked.
However, the existence of this email was revealed in March this year and there are still doubts as to whether there has been any new information. I will come back to this point later.
The content is that since August last year, Russia has been planning a localized armed attack against Japan. An attack on eastern Hokkaido near the Northern Territories appears to have been planned.