The ongoing crisis in Ukraine will have “a butterfly effect” on global security — including implications for China, Taiwan and Japan — Kyiv’s ambassador to Tokyo said Wednesday.

“What is going on in Europe and Eastern Europe and Central Europe is not just about Ukraine,” Ambassador Sergiy Korsunsky said during a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo. “It will definitely affect the global arena ... as far as Japan, 10,000 kilometers away.”

Russia has sent an estimated 100,000 troops to its borders with Ukraine and even to Belarus, effectively encircling its neighbor from three sides. The U.S. and other Western states fear Moscow is looking to seize at least parts of Ukraine, which Russia invaded in 2014 to annex the Crimean peninsula.