Tokyo lodged a protest with Moscow because of the fine Japanese fishing vessels near the Kuril Islands
TOKYO, January 17. /TASS/ — Russia’s Actions are unacceptable, said the foreign Ministry of Japan.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan has declared the protest of Russia due to the fact that the border service of the FSB demanded that two Japanese fishing vessels which were fishing in the South Kuril Islands, paid a monetary fine, as they were not in possession of some necessary permits. On Thursday TASS reported the foreign Ministry of Japan.
“Russia’s actions against Japanese fishing vessels are a violation of existing agreements on fisheries in the area of the four Northern Islands (Japan called the southern Kuril Islands — approx. TASS) and the legal positions of our state in relation to the four Northern Islands. These actions are unacceptable, the Russian side was protesting in the form of a presentation,” — said a Japanese foreign Ministry.
The foreign Ministry of Japan reported that on 7 January this year the border service of FSB of Russia have detained a Japanese fishing vessels and escorted to the port of Yuzhno-Kurilsk for further proceedings, after which they were released.