Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: the deployment of troops in the Kuril Islands belong to Russia's sovereignty

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: the deployment of troops in the Kuril Islands belong to Russia's sovereignty

2017-03-19 07:02:51 68 ℃

Original title: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: the deployment of troops in the Kuril Islands belong to Russia's sovereignty

Local time on March 17th, Russian Deputy Minister of foreign affairs Moore Gu Love said that the Russian troops deployed in the Kuril Islands belong to Russia's sovereignty.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry announced plans to deploy a division in the Kuril Islands in 2017. But the plan provoked strong opposition from japan. The Japanese government believes that the plan does not match with Japan's position, and then expressed serious protest to Russia through diplomatic channels.

In this regard, Moore Gu Love said the same day in Moscow, the Russian side, for the purpose of strengthening the defense of Russia to take consistent measures, they do not want to do too much comment. It should be noted that the measures taken by Russia belong to Russia's sovereignty.

Moore Gu Love said that if Japan deployed on the Russian has the problem, can be in Russia and Japan "2+2" (referring to the two foreign ministers and the Secretary of Defense) during the meeting proposed.

Kuril Islands in the Russian Far East, Kamchatka Peninsula and Hokkaido. The southern islands Habomai, Shikotan, and after the country Etorofu island is known as the South Kuril Islands, Russia, Japan is known as the four northern islands. After the end of World War II, Russia and Japan have claimed sovereignty over the four islands and their surrounding islands.

In recent years, Russia has actively expanded military presence in the Kuril islands. In 2016, the Russian military in the Etorofu Island deployment of the coastal defense missile battalion. Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said that Russia will actively continue to carry out the Kuril Islands defense work.