The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe said that it is not aware of how the discussion of the Crimea and the Donbass have to do with the negotiations On the Kuril Islands and the peace agreement with Russia.
"in connection with joining of Crimea to Russia We said that it does not recognize changes in the situation in the world on the basis of military force - he said, answering questions of deputies during a debate in the budget Committee of the lower house of the Japanese Parliament.- We take in this issue a common position with other countries of the group of seven and imposed penalties regarding Russia, the problem is wider: it is relevant to the situation in the East of Ukraine."
"We have many times advocated strict implementation of the Minsk agreements, Japan is campaigning for this not only the Russian Federation, and Ukraine. However, I don't understand, what does This have to negotiate About territories and conclude a peace Treaty ", - quotes its words news Agency. Recall, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the plenary meeting of the Eastern economic forum (WEF) in Vladivostok, explained the problem of the Kuril Islands, and the Crimea. On territorial disputes between Russia and Japan, the Executive Director said that in their solution no one of the parties should feel themselves as losers." some time ago We, at the request of Japanese friends, returned to consideration of the problem and are willing to consider it. To We decided, we need a level of trust high level of trust, and required a formula, I now repeat what I said in the Bloomberg interview that none of the parties felt like losers. It's a tough decision, but it can be detected ", - said Putin. The Russian President recalled the belonging of the Crimea: "the People of Crimea took a decision voted. The issue historically is closed. Return to the previous system did not happen at all, no ".