Putin will not attend the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe

Vladimir Putin will not attend the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who died in the attack, which will take place on July 12. The participation of other representatives of Russia depends on protocol rules, the Kremlin added

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will not go to the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who died in the attack, the participation of other representatives of Russia depends on protocol rules, said the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

“Putin” no. The rest depends on the protocol rules, — said a Kremlin spokesman, answering a question about the participation of Russian representatives in the farewell to Abe.

Abe's funeral will take place on July 12 at Zojo-ji Temple in the Minato-ku district of Tokyo, the same day a funeral will be held there.

On the morning of July 8, Abe was shot twice in the back while giving a speech in the city of Naraw in support of the Liberal Democratic Party. According to doctors, the 67-year-old politician was wounded on the right side of the neck, as well as on the heart (in this place he had internal bleeding). A few hours later, he died in the hospital.

The attack suspect, 41-year-old Tetsuyu Yamagami, was detained at the scene and his homemade weapon was confiscated. He offered no resistance and later confessed to what he had done. According to the detainee, Abe was a member of “a certain group” that he disliked, so he decided to attack the ex-premier. Under interrogation, Yamagami explained that his mother was drawn into this group and donated money to her, after which family relations deteriorated. He previously said that he wanted to kill Abe because he was unhappy with his policies.

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According to Kyodo, Yamagami originally planned an attack on the leader of a religious group. According to police, the man was offended by “a specific organization”, possibly a religious one, which, in his opinion, was associated with the ex-premier.

Putin, among other world leaders, expressed condolences in connection with the incident. The hand of a criminal cut short the life of an outstanding statesman who headed the government of Japan for a long time and did a lot to develop good neighborly relations between our countries, — he wrote in a telegram message to Abe's mother.

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Vladimir Putin

politician, President of Russia

October 7, 1952

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