Japan changed the strategy of negotiations with Russia on the Kuril Islands

Япония изменила стратегию переговоров с Россией по Курилам

A source in the Japanese government said that the country is going to change the strategy of negotiations with the Russian side on the conclusion of a peace Treaty. It is reported by RIA “Novosti” with reference to Japanese media reports “Bagnet”

According to him, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was going to come to a framework agreement on the Kuril Islands to the Russian side by the end of June 2019, when Osaka will host the G20 forum. However, after meeting with Russian President Putin, he understood the impossibility of these intentions.

“To come to something for a few months on negotiations, which had not moved for many years, it is impossible in principle”, — said the source.

It is noted that Abe decided that the negotiations on the peace Treaty will not be confined to 2019 year. In this country, not sure that he will be able to resolve this issue before the end of his term.