Tokyo protested to Moscow in connection with plans of the Russian defense Ministry to place in 2017 division in the Kuril Islands. This was stated by the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Acehide Suga.
“We are closely watching the actions of Russia in the four Northern Islands. Now we collect additional information in connection with recent reports of plans by location (division). On 22 and 23 February, we filed protests through diplomatic channels”, — quotes TASS Sougou.
Thus, according to him, Tokyo is in favour of further talks on the issue of Smoking, but also finding a mutually acceptable solution.
Previously the foreign Ministry of Japan stated that the increased military presence of Russia in the Kuril Islands to the Japanese position.
On February 22 the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that the Agency will place the division in the Kuril Islands in 2017.