The Kremlin said about the complexity of negotiations with Japan over the Kuril Islands
In the Kremlin commented on the statements of the Japanese side on the peace Treaty, made on the eve of visit to Russia the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
The Japanese “complicated negotiation process,” said in an interview with TV channel “Russia” Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov (quoted by “Interfax”).
Previously, Mr. Abe stated that “the territorial issue cannot be solved as long as Russian will not agree to the transfer of products (territory of the Kuril Islands)”. “Our position in the negotiations was not initially was the fact that we tell Russian citizens that, say, you, please, get out of here,” said the Prime Minister of Japan.
14 January, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov held talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on the Kuriles and peace Treaty. According to the results of Mr. Lavrov acknowledged the “substantial differences.”
The talks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe will be held in Moscow on January 22.