Talk about it became more frequent after the meeting between Putin and Shinzo Abe.
Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was impossible to have a “separate deal” with Japan and an “automatic transfer” of the Kuril Islands. His words said on the air of the program “Moscow. Russia. Putin “on” Russia 1 “, transfers ” Interfax “.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]During these days we have seen a very large number of different arguments, political speculations about what, they say, [there is] some kind of a separate deal about the transfer of islands, and so on. This is not true. And so can not be.[/perfectpullquote]
At the same time, Peskov suggested that on the issue of the Kuriles Russia and Japan should reach a compromise that does not contradict the interests of the states.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Of course, having such a rich experience, Russia cannot but take into account Japan’s allied relations with other countries, primarily the United States.[/perfectpullquote]
Talk about the transfer of the Kuril Islands to Japan became more frequent after the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Singapore. The countries took the Soviet-Japanese declaration of 1956 as the basis for the negotiations, but the heads of state did not state anything concrete.