Peskov ruled out the automatic transfer of the Kuril Islands of Japan

Peskov ruled out the automatic transfer of the Kuril Islands of Japan

Moscow. 18 Nov. INTERFAX.RU Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that there was no separate contract for the transfer to Japan of the Kurile Islands may not be an automatic transfer of the territories is impossible.


“These days we have seen a very large number of different arguments, of political speculation that, say, some separate deal to transfer Islands and so forth,” he said in the program “Moscow. Russia. Putin” on TV channel “Russia 1” (VGTRK).

“It is not. And so can not be”, — stressed in this regard the Sands.

He explained that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took as a basis for negotiations on the issue of Soviet-Japanese Declaration of 1956.

Can you talk about what this means automatic transfer of some territories? Absolutely not.Dmitry Pescovitz Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation

He believes that the issue of the Kuril Islands will require compromise, which should not contradict the interests of Russia and Japan.

A spokesman for the Russian leader also noted that the negotiations on the peace Treaty in Tokyo will be conducted taking into account the Treaty obligation of Japan in addition, should be taken into account and support this country of U.S. sanctions against Russia.

“This is an important topic. Russia — the country is taught with the bitter experience in terms of NATO, for example, let us remember Mikhail Gorbachev, think of all the contacts with Germany, the United States and, let us remember the creeping expansion of NATO, including the NATO military infrastructure closer to our borders, which, incidentally, continues to this day,” — said Peskov.

“Here we must in fairness remember that after all, despite all the complexity of the topic of the peace Treaty with Japan, this issue can be solved. Such complex topics still to be solved, and it showed, for example, the experience of negotiations on territorial issues with China,” — said the press Secretary of the President.