Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the decision of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resign, put hidden pressure on the new Prime Minister of Japan. Readers of the Japanese edition of Yahoo News Japan commented on the article and speculated about the options for returning the Kuril Islands.
According to the newspaper, Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that with Abe's resignation, the issue of a peace treaty between the countries did not become closer. The activities of the Japanese Prime Minister Peskov assessed positively, noting that he made a significant contribution to the development of Japanese-Russian relations.
We are very sorry that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was forced to decide to resign. He made a significant contribution to the development of bilateral Japanese-Russian relations
- he said.
At the same time, the aide to the Russian president noted that in deciding the peace treaty between the countries, Abe put the territorial problem first, and only then the signing of the treaty itself, so the positions of Tokyo and Moscow, although they were the same, did not overlap. The author writes that Peskov "harshly" emphasized that the countries did not come close to solving the main problem.
In this statement by Peskov, the Japanese publication saw signs of hidden pressure on the new Japanese prime minister if the Japanese basic principle is preserved: "first return the islands, only then a peace treaty." According to the author, Russia is putting pressure on Japan to choose another way of concluding a peace treaty without claims to the "Northern Territories."
This article provoked the outrage of some Japanese readers:
Abe's policy on the territorial issue was not so bad. He applied various diplomatic tactics and economic measures. Russia is to blame for everything. She does not have the slightest desire to return the islands obtained as a result of the war. We will never return the "northern territories"
There is nothing for our media to sing from the Russian voice. You need to think first, and then print them. No economic aid to Putin. Until Russia returns the islands to us, no peace treaty with her
What are these Russian press secretaries talking about? Cover long-term history robbery and occupation ?! And they only need to tell us the following: "Sorry. Once upon a time they stole your territories by cunning. Here we return you with interest. We will never do this again." And if all four islands are returned, then they can be forgiven
If they don't want to return the islands - don't! No negotiations with the Russians! Let's wait until Russia itself is bent!
There is nothing but war to return the "northern territories" to us. Russia captured them by military force, and they also need to be taken away by military force. True, Japan is not ready yet. Russia can be defeated by hitting nuclear missiles, well, if not at its capital, then at least at military bases