Putin offers peace of Japan in the issue of the Kuril Islands

The President of Russia proposed to Japan to conclude a peace agreement that will help solve a long-standing dispute over the Kuril Islands

Путин предлагает мир Японии в вопросе Курильских островов

Russian President Vladimir Putin offers Japan to conclude a peace agreement on the question, what the state owns the southern Kuril Islands. He stated this today, September 12, during a speech at the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok.

Putin stressed that the Treaty can not enter right now, and by the end of 2018. On its basis it will be possible in the future to resolve all disputed issues. According to Putin, this would greatly facilitate the solution of problems which Russia and Japan can’t handle 70.

The dispute over the Kuril Islands achalasia between the Soviet Union and then Russia, and Japan at the end of the Second world war. After the war, all the Islands included in the Soviet Union, but the membership of the South Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and group of Islands Habomai has no legal basis.

The total area of the disputed Islands is about 5 thousand sq. km.

In Japan, these areas are not referred temporarily occupied, the term was changed to “occupied without legal grounds”.