Talks about the Kuril Islands: what Putin and Abe talked about

Yuri Trutnev, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, told reporters that Vladimir Putin had never discussed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the question of transferring any islands from the Kuril Ridge to Japan.

According to him, only topics related to the joint activities of Russia and Japan on these islands in the field of economics.

As for the periodically discussed rumors about what will happen next with the Kuril Islands, I can tell you that, on a duty, he participated in a series of negotiations between Putin and Abe. No issue of transferring islands has ever been discussed there.

- stressed Trutnev. He added that Japan could more actively invest in the Kuril Islands.

It should be noted that recently, rumors about the possible transfer of two Kuril Islands to Japan - Shikotan and Habomai - are actively spreading in society. The reason for them was the negotiations of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Tokyo has raised the issue of transferring the islands for several decades.

According to opinion polls, more than half of Russians (55%) strongly believe that not one of the Kuril Islands should be ceded to Japan and believe that the latter should abandon territorial claims against Russia.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 December 2018 16: 22
    - Already ... the impression was created ... that ... what ... what ... - the residents of Russia will be able to persuade the Japanese to give up their claims to the Russian Kuril Islands ... rather than our government itself will abandon the permanent ones. " meetings "and" negotiations "on their transfer to Japan ...
  2. Verkhomnapule Offline Verkhomnapule
    Verkhomnapule (OLEG) 12 December 2018 05: 03
    diplomacy is a delicate matter; here, with a bang, waving sabers does not fail! hi