Vladimir Putin: The absence of a peace treaty between Russia and Japan is nonsense
The absence of a peace treaty between Russia and Japan is nonsense, Moscow and Tokyo are still interested in its conclusion. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum.
The Russian leader stressed that Russia is striving to conclude a peace treaty with Japan, and the provisions of the Russian Constitution on the non-alienation of territories cannot be an obstacle to its conclusion. Moscow and Tokyo are striving to normalize relations and a peace treaty should be concluded.
- he said.
According to Putin, Russia does not refuse to conclude a peace treaty with Japan, but Tokyo is constantly changing the terms of its signing. In turn, Russia needs guarantees that American missiles will not be deployed near Russian borders, but Japan cannot guarantee this, preferring to remain silent.
- he said, adding that it is necessary to respect the results of the Second World War, enshrined in international documents.
Recall that Japan makes one of the conditions for concluding a peace treaty with Russia the transfer of four islands of the southern Kuril ridge to it: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai. In turn, Russia insists that these islands are sovereign Russian territory and this is not discussed.
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