He posted a statement on his Twitter page.

The senator expressed the opinion that the Japanese authorities crossed the “red line” with this step, since this kind of image on the official website of the 2020 Olympic Games cannot be considered a kind of private initiative.

“Tokyo should abandon these attacks. The meaning of the Olympics is to be a celebration of sport and peace, and not a reason for escalating hostility, ”he said.

Earlier it became known that on the official website of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the South Kuril Islands were designated as part of Japan.