Today Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a meeting with former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori who arrived in Moscow yesterday. They are expected to discuss outlooks for Russian-Japanese relations and a wide range of international problems. In addition, Yoshiro Mori is going to meet with other Russian officials. As we reported earlier, this is the second visit of the Japanese ex-PM to Moscow this week. On January 14 he made a short visit to Moscow on his way to Uzbekistan. On that day Yoshiro Mori visited the Cathedral of the Savior and had a meeting with Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexii II.
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said during a meeting with journalists that Kyiv could be Russia's ultimate goal in the special military operation in Ukraine