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Sergey Lavrov: Russia will not agree to a peace treaty with Japan in exchange for investment

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, said that Russia does not intend to agree to a peace treaty with Japan on its terms in exchange for investments. He told about this in interview Vietnamese Television and Chinese television channels DTV and Phoenix.

“Periodically we are sent signals that, as soon as the peace treaty is signed on Japanese terms, the manna from heaven will fall on us in the form of Japanese investments. This is not what we agreed on, ”said Sergey Lavrov.

Russia intends to seek access to agreements that will create conditions for the conclusion of a peace treaty acceptable to the peoples of both countries. According to the minister, while these conditions are completely absent

“Shinzo Abe, speaking in parliament, says that he plans to necessarily resolve the issue of a peace treaty on Japanese terms. Honestly, I don’t know where he got such a conviction, ”said Sergey Lavrov.

According to him, neither Vladimir Putin nor the minister himself gave grounds for such statements. At the same time, there was an agreement to create a new quality of relations, but Japan joined a number of sanctions against Russia, voted jointly with the United States at the United Nations, opposed or abstained on projects proposed by the Russian Federation.

In early February, the head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Taro Kono, announced that they would sign a peace treaty only on condition Russian payments of material compensation for the Southern Kuriles. Tokyo justifies this by saying that the "northern territories" were illegally occupied. At the same time, based on the VTsIOM survey conducted on the islands, the absolute majority of the Kuril residents surveyed responded that Russia should not give the island of Japan.

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