Japan protested the Russian names of the five Kuril Islands

Japan has sent Russia a protest against the naming of unnamed Islands in the Kuril Islands. This was stated by the Secretary-General of the Japanese Cabinet Yoshihide Suga, RIA Novosti reported.


“This is not the position of our country and is extremely regrettable. Through the diplomatic channel on 13 February was sent to the protest of Russia”, — quotes the words of Sugi Agency Kyodo.


The possession of these Islands Tokyo claims. The name of the Islands was given by the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. One of them was named in honor of the foreign Minister and the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Andrei Gromyko, the other has immortalized the memory of the ex-Governor of the Sakhalin region Igor Farkhutdinov, the other two were the names of the generals Kuzma Derevyanko and Alexei Gnecco, the fifth named in honor of captain Anna Shchetinina.

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