Japan quake 'colossal national disaster': Medvedev

17th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

The earthquake in Japan is a colossal national disaster for the country, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.

"I hope... this year we have the right weather conditions for gathering the harvest and there will not be problems and cataclysms despite what happened in Japan," he told Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at a meeting at his residence outside Moscow.

"What has happened in Japan is a colossal national disaster, a catastrophe," he added, quoted by Russian news agencies.

© 2011 AFP

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