Russian diplomats rejected the statement of Tokyo, stating that the exercise with rocket firing will be conducted within the territory of the Russian Federation, and the question of its cancellation will not be considered.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry has not yet commented on this information.
According to the newspaper, the Russian side notified the Japanese Maritime Security Directorate of 14 on June about the upcoming exercise on Iturup (it combines the functions of the rescue service and the coast guard). The agency, in turn, sent warnings to all shipping companies, including fishing ones.
The publication assumes that the shooting will be carried out in the framework of exercises from anti-ship complexes.
Recall 11 June official Tokyo expressed protest to Russia in connection with the laying on the southern islands of the Kuril Ridge fiber optic line. Work should be completed next year.
Japan claims the southern part of the Kuriles, calling it its "Northern Territories". Tokyo disputes the ownership of the islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan, as well as the uninhabited Habomai ridge. All of them became part of the USSR following the results of the Second World War. However, due to the fact that a peace treaty has not been signed between the countries, their status has not yet been secured.