Abe expressed regret over the deployment of Russian missiles in the southern Kurils

Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he regretted the placement of the southern Kuril Islands of the Russian rocket complexes. Such statement as transfers RIA Novosti, he made at a meeting of the upper house of Parliament.

“We passed through diplomatic channels their sorrow, as it does not coincide with the position of our country,” said Abe.

In addition, the Prime Minister said that his country’s position on the issue of the four Islands of the South Kuril Islands has not undergone any changes.

Missile complexes “Bastion” and “Ball” were placed in the Kuril Islands on November 22. “Bastion” on duty on the island of Iturup, Bal — on Kunashir.

On 23 November foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said that the government will respond to the emergence of Russian anti-ship missiles. Earlier in the day, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the deployment of missile complexes “Bastion” and “Ball” on the Kuril Islands is justified and should not affect Russian-Japanese relations.

Moscow and Tokyo in 1956, signed a Declaration on ending the war. The document can come into force after the conclusion of a peace Treaty that is not signed to this day due to a territorial dispute over the southern Kuril Islands. Japan claims the Islands of Shikotan, Habomai, Iturup and Kunashir, referring to the Treaty of 1855. Moscow, in turn, insists that these territories became part of the Soviet Union after the Second world war.