Valery Limarenko: Mikhail Klimentyev /RIA Novosti
The acting Governor of the Sakhalin region Valery Limarenko commented on the intention of Tokyo regarding the Kuril Islands. In his statement, “the Newspaper.ru” he urged to stop speculating on the subject.
According to him, residents of the region oppose the transfer of these territories Japan. “The issue of transfer of the Kuril Islands we have in the agenda is not necessary”, — he noted, adding that the Kurils are Russian land.
January 8, the Yomiuri newspaper found out that the Japanese authorities intend to invite Russia to refuse mutual claims for compensation on the South Kuriles.
10 January in the state Duma was introduced a bill, the de facto imposing a veto on the preparation of legal acts for the transfer of the Kuril Islands to other countries. The document notes that the Kuril Islands are an integral part of the Russian Federation in the Sakhalin region.
The Japanese side calls the Southern Kuril Islands the “Northern territories” and over them does not recognize Russian sovereignty. Moscow, in turn, does not recognize the fact of the territorial dispute.
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