Russia suspends peace treaty talks with Japan. Sakhalin.Info

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08:17 March 22, 2022.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation responded to Japan’s unfriendly actions towards our country. The country of the rising sun has introduced a number unilateral sanctions, which hit the Russian economy. Now came the answer from domestic diplomats.

“Russia does not intend to continue negotiations with Japan on a peace treaty due to the impossibility of discussing the signing of a fundamental document on bilateral relations with a state that is openly unfriendly and seeks to harm the interests of our country,” the Foreign Ministry said. which have been going on since the end of World War II.

The ministry has decided to suspend visa-free travel for Japanese citizens to the Kuril Islands. The last time the Japanese visited on them in 2019, and then the pandemic began and guests from the Land of the Rising Sun more could not get to the Sakhalin region. Trips have been conducted on a regular basis since 1992.

“Russia is withdrawing from the dialogue with Japan on establishing joint economic activities in the South Kuril Islands. Russia is blocking the extension of Japan’s status as a partner in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation in sectoral dialogue. who chose the anti-Russian course instead of developing mutually beneficial cooperation and good neighborliness, “the Foreign Ministry added.

Against the background of the Ukrainian conflict, the Japanese side changed its rhetoric regarding the South Kurils, which in Tokyo’s speech were called “occupied by Russia“and”ancestral territories of Japan“. It is to be expected that now the statements of the Land of the Rising Sun will be even harsher, but Russia is unlikely to be up to them. In the current situation, the rhetoric of Japanese companies from Sakhalin-2 projectwho want to stay on the islands, but now the geopolitical conditions have changed.

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