Putin says Russia ready to continue peace treaty talks with Japan

Putin says Russia ready to continue peace treaty talks with Japan

Nikkei Asia – 5 June 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that “Both Russia and Japan share a strategic interest in concluding a peace treaty” and that both countries are “ready to continue negotiations”. This comes during a continued dispute over the sovereignty of a group of Russian-held islands off the north-coast of Hokkaido.

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