Russia-Japan Attempt to End Island Dispute

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  1. Falcon

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    Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a new interview with Bloomberg News, was asked about the issue of the long-standing dispute between his country and Japan over the Kuril Islands–a series of small islets off the northern coast of Hokkaido, running up to the southern tip of the Kamchatka peninsula. Putin seemingly opened the door to a compromise with Tokyo on the dispute. “We’re not talking about some exchange or some sale,” he said. “We are talking about finding a solution where neither of the parties would feel defeated or a loser.”

    Putin began by saying that there will be no trading of territories with Japan, but that Russia “would very much like to find a solution to this problem with our Japanese friends.” The Russian president also cautioned that compromise would likely have to be built on the back of trust; if Moscow “can reach a similarly high level of trust” with Tokyo “then we can find some sort of compromise.”


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    As expected Russia will not give up the Kurils. Japan lost that opportunity on reclaiming them in 1990s under the weak Yeltsin. To be blunt Vladimir Putin won't compromise otherwise he will look weak.
     
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