Nicholas Petrusite: Alexey kudenko / RIA Novosti
Russia and Japan plan to create the conditions for a peace Treaty. This statement was made Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev, “Interfax”.
“Yes, indeed, this Treaty should be concluded,” — said Patrushev after meeting with Secretary General of the national security Council, and Shigeru Kitamura. He added that the parties will consider their questions of safety. In addition, Moscow and Tokyo will seek agreement on the disputed positions.
Following the end of world war II between Moscow and Tokyo never signed a peace Treaty. The main obstacle to his signing was the unresolved territorial dispute over the southern Kuril Islands — Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group. 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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