The Kremlin has called obstacles in the negotiations on the Kuril Islands

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Photo: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti

Negotiations with Japan on a peace agreement is complicated by the fact that Tokyo supports the Western sanctions against Moscow. This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov on air of the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” on TV channel “Russia 1”. His words “Interfax”.

The talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took place in Moscow on January 22. Later, the Kremlin noted the invariance of the positions of the parties. The Japanese Agency reported that Moscow and Tokyo are exploring the possibility to include a paragraph on security assurances. This is due to allied commitments of Japan to the United States.

January 20, sources in the Japanese government announced that Tokyo is ready to consider a peace agreement with Russia assuming the transmission of two of the Kuril Islands — Shikotan and Habomai. The Russian foreign Ministry called the key point recognition of Japan, results of world war II, which departed the Kuril Islands, USSR.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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