Oct 15, 2021
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The Paper: Japan risks incurring “Putin’s rage” with statements about the Kuril Islands


The Paper: Japan risks incurring
FBA “Economics Today”

An observer from the Middle Kingdom noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin is far superior to the new Japanese prime minister in political wisdom and strategic courage. Therefore, attempts to offend Moscow may turn into serious problems for Tokyo.

“If Putin gets furious, Japan will have to clean up the consequences,” the author said.

The journalist explained that Kishida, unlike his predecessors, allowed himself to speak sharply about Tokyo’s interests in the Kuriles. The Prime Minister of Japan announced that Tokyo’s sovereignty extends to the southern part of the Kuril Islands.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in response to this, stressed that the Russian Federation does not agree with this statement. He recalled that all four islands: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai are under the jurisdiction of Russia.

“Is Kishida out of his mind, or is he confident enough to challenge Russia?” – The Paper columnist was surprised.

Earlier it became known that Vladimir Putin discussed with Fumio Kishida the conclusion of a peace treaty. During the telephone conversation, the parties confirmed their intentions to continue negotiations on this issue.

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