Moscow has called on Japan to accept Russian sovereignty over the Kuril Islands
Moscow. January 11. INTERFAX.RU — the Russian foreign Ministry ahead of the visit to Moscow of foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono called on Tokyo to fully acknowledge the outcome of the Second world war, including our country’s sovereignty over the southern Kuril Islands.
“The key to finding solutions to the problem of a peace Treaty should be the recognition of Tokyo outcome of world war II in full, including the country’s sovereignty over the southern Kuril Islands. Need to bring bilateral relations to a qualitatively new level of genuine trust and partnership, strengthen mutual understanding between the peoples of Russia and Japan”, — said in a commentary the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the visit to Moscow of Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, Taro Kono.
NewsOf the Kuril Islands not so reported
Earlier official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that on 14 January, foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and Japan will hold talks in Moscow, this meeting will be the first round of bilateral consultations on a peace Treaty.
January 9, the Ambassador of Japan in Russia Touchesa Kazuki was invited to the Russian foreign Ministry and Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov told him that in Moscow drew attention to the statements made in the recent statements of the Japanese leadership on the issue of a peace Treaty with Russia, in particular, about the need “to achieve understanding” of the residents of the South Kuril Islands on the question of “the transfer of territorial belonging of the Islands to Japan”, and “the waiver of the requirement of payment of compensation by Russia” in favor of Japan and former Japanese residents for the “postwar occupation of the Islands.” In addition, declared that in 2019 there will come a “turning point” in the question of a peace Treaty.