Kremlin puts an end to the Kuril issue

The Russian Federation is committed to developing good-neighborly relations with neighboring Japan, but Moscow will not violate its Constitution to please Tokyo. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with representatives of the leading Russian media, footage from which was shown on February 14, 2021 in the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin "TV channel Russia-1.

We want to develop relations with Japan and we will develop, but we will not do anything that is contrary to the Basic Law of the Russian Federation

- said the head of state.

Thus, the Russian leader put an end to the issue of the Southern Kuriles, which has been stirring up the public in Russia and the Land of the Rising Sun for a long time.

Note that on February 7, 2021 in Japan passed the next Northern Territories Day and took place online (due to the pandemic) "national convention for the return", which was attended by the entire Japanese government, including the country's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Tokyo, in exchange for the conclusion of a peace treaty with Moscow, wants to get the Southern Kuriles (the islands of Shikotan, Kunashir and Iturup, as well as the uninhabited Habomai ridge, called by the Japanese "northern territories"). However, the Kremlin did not agree with this formulation of the question.

In September 2018, Putin met at the Eastern Economic Forum (Vladivostok) with Shinzo Abe, the previous prime minister of Japan. The Russian leader then proposed to conclude a peace treaty between the two countries "without any preconditions", but his Japanese counterpart considered this proposal unacceptable. After that, Putin several times over the past years said that the South Kurils are an integral part of the Russian Federation.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 15 February 2021 06: 46
    Kremlin puts an end to the Kuril issue

    - What "point" ???
    - This point ???

    We want to develop relations with Japan and we will develop, but we will not do anything that is contrary to the Basic Law of the Russian Federation

    - Well, you never know before there were such final "points" ... - Take at least the "retirement age" ... and the prices of food ... and the prices of medicines ... and so on and so on ... - this is also all "points"; which is always followed by a sad interrogative "ellipsis" ...
    - Personally, I put many points ... - there is even a "site fan" of these points of mine; to whom these points of mine simply do not give rest ...
    - As for the Kuriles; then Japan never ceases to itch in dreams of these Kuriles ... - obviously the Japs feel the fragility and lack of agreement of Russia in this matter ... - and wait "in the wings" ... - and still wait for Russia to "give up slack" ...
    - Personally, I would simply suggest constantly raising and exaggerating on Russian TV channels, in the Russian media ... - The question of the return of the island of Hokkaido to Russia ... - Raise the materials of contracts and documents; various correspondence from the "times of Catherine" (Catherine II) and up to the 19th century inclusive; invite authoritative experts on this issue (with their archival historical documents) and ... and begin in all seriousness to discuss this issue about the island of Hokkaido ... - in the "general public" ... - and constantly discuss ...
    - The Japanese government at the official level will immediately send "its indignation" to the Russian embassy ... - So what ... - well, don't give a damn about this indignation ... - send the Japanese a counter-indignation about the Kuril Islands .... - And so constantly and without ceasing ...
    - That's the only way you can knock this nonsense about the Kuril Islands out of the Japanese mind; and if the nonsense remains ... - so they at least keep quiet ...
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 February 2021 09: 24
    Didn't agree on the price
  3. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 15 February 2021 12: 53
    We want to develop relations with Japan and will develop,

    When you defend your interests, you think about relationships later. And here Putin put relations ahead of the Constitution! The bargaining will continue !!
  4. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter 16 February 2021 12: 44
    The Kremlin has put an end to the Kuril issue.

    One more word should probably be inserted in the title - "next".
    The Japanese are already learning the song:

    Instead of a line, only dots
    What do i do? ...