Russia essentially dismisses the complaint of Japan to a trip of the head of EMERCOM of Yevgeny Senicheva to Kunashir island, which the Japanese consider to be their territory.
the residence of the Russian Ambassador in Tokyo has informed that on 5 August, they received a presentation from the Japanese foreign Ministry in connection with the participation Senicheva in the opening of the rescue centre of the emergencies Ministry on the island.
Russian employees of the foreign Ministry statement called Tokyo "fundamentally unacceptable" and Noted that " the sovereignty of Russia over the South Kuril Islands is not subject to doubt ".
"stressed that we have full right to exercise on its territory any activities in Accordance with our legislation, including, of course, and visits of Ministers ", - reported in the report of the diplomatic mission on Facebook.
Claim to the southern part of the Kuril Islands, the Japanese every time you react to a visit by the representatives of the Russian authorities." Return " of the Islands of Tokyo made it a condition of concluding a peace Treaty, which at the end of the Second world war and was not signed.
in 1956 the USSR and Japan signed a joint Declaration in which Moscow has agreed to take measures for the transfer of Japan of Islands Habomai and Shikotan after the conclusion of a peace Treaty, and the fate of Kunashir and Iturup then not affected.
The USSR hoped that the joint Declaration will put an end to the dispute, Japan believed the document only part of the settlement, without abandoning claims to all the Islands.
in 2018 in Singapore at the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe said that the parties agreed to accelerate negotiations on a peace Treaty on the basis of mutual Soviet-Japanese Declaration of 1956.