The Secretary-General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Acehide Suga said that Japan sent a protest to Russia in connection with the naming of five unnamed informed the Kuril Islands. About it reports TASS.
“This is unacceptable and contrary to the position of Japan. On February 13 we sent a protest to Russia through diplomatic channels,” — said Suga.
He noted that the protest should not affect the negotiations with Moscow on a peace Treaty, and Japan intends to continue a “hard negotiations with the Russian side”.
Earlier, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on naming the five Islands of the Kuril ridge.
Moscow and Tokyo have long been consultations on the question of drafting a peace Treaty at the end of the Second world war. The main obstacle to this remains the problem of the affiliation of the southern part of the Kuril Islands.