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Former Japan’s defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba stated that the proposal of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, a peace Treaty was not spontaneous. He said this during the election debate with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on air of TV channel NHK.
“Can’t be that it was a spontaneous offer, she says. I’m sure it was all pre-planned,” said Ishiba.
The head of the government of Japan recalled that he had repeatedly voiced the official position of Tokyo as to the offer and after it. He noted that many analysts see Putin’s proposal as the desire to solve the problem of a peace Treaty.
On 12 September it became known that during the WEF, the Russian leader suggested Abe to conclude a peace Treaty before the end of 2018, without pre-conditions. Japan refused to accept the offer of peace so long as the unresolved territorial dispute. 15 Sep Putin and Prime Minister of Japan held a private chat in Vladivostok.
The peace Treaty between Russia and Japan have not signed in for over 70 years. The conclusion of the Tokyo refers to the return of the Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai. Moscow believes that the Southern Kuril Islands became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war and sovereignty over them is unquestionable.
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