teachings, which the Russian military began today in the South Kuriles, incompatible with the Japanese position. Concerning, Tokyo expresses strong protest to Moscow.
This statement was made at a press conference by the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Katsunobu Kato.
This is incompatible with the position of our country and unacceptable.
– Secretary General said.
Kato called the exercise "a build-up of military preparations for the Russian army". Japan is unhappy with, that this is happening in the South Kuriles.
The official stressed, that the authorities of the Land of the Rising Sun consider the four islands of the Kuril ridge to be part of their territory. And on them, according to official Tokyo, Japan's sovereignty spreads.
Despite this, the Japanese side realizes the importance of developing relations with the Russian Federation. She hopes to resolve the territorial dispute and conclude a peace treaty.
Kato also reported, that the final decision on the visit of the Russian Federation by the Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Sugi has not yet been made.
Anti-amphibious defense military exercises began in the Kuril Islands today, in which the machine gun and artillery unit of the Eastern Military District is involved (TSBs). They involve about one and a half thousand servicemen and about 200 pieces of equipment.