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Moscow believes that the inclusion of Japan maps of the southern part of the Kuril Islands in its membership is illegal and does not benefit the relationship. This was stated by the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reported.
“We believe that these actions must be,” — said the diplomat. She also noted that such steps are not beneficial to solving complex issues.
The Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and group of Islands Habomai, which Japan does not recognize the Russian, was listed as Japanese on an interactive map of the route of the Olympic flame around the country.
In August, the Russian foreign Ministry handed the Japanese Ambassador a note of protest due to violations of the Japanese participants in visa-free exchanges on the South Kuril Islands. The government of Japan has considered such representations of Moscow’s unacceptable.
Olympic games in Tokyo will be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020, from 25 August to 6 September 2020 Paralympics scheduled.
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