The President of Russia Vladimir Putin admitted that Russia and Japan will be able to find a compromise in a territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands during the growth of the trust level in Tokyo. The head of the Russian state said in an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday ahead of a meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok.
“We are not talking about some kind of exchange, some of the sales, it is about finding a solution in which none of the parties will not feel or losers and no losers,” – said Putin.
He stressed that Russia “does not sell territories.” At the same time, Putin said, “we would like our Japanese friends to find a solution to this problem.” “And if we achieve the same high level of trust with Japan, as with China, you can find some compromises,” he said.
1 September, press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, otvechay question of journalists, will be discussed in the negotiations on 2 September the peace Treaty issue with Japan, said: “Before these talks to give estimates on such sensitive issues we would like.”
In turn, the Japanese Agency Kyodo reported on Friday that one of the topics of the upcoming talks between Putin and Abe will become the territorial issue.