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Drills on the Kuril Islands involved more than 2.5 thousand Russian military are also involved about 800 units of equipment, including tanks T-72B, artillery pieces, MI-8AMTSH and three ships.

Japan protested Russia’s holding in the Kuril Islands of military exercises. This was announced by the Cabinet Secretary of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, the Agency Kyodo.

“To solve the whole problem, we need to solve the territorial issue. We will continue the negotiations on the settlement of the question of possession of the four Northern Islands and concluding a peace Treaty,” – said Suga.

It is reported that in exercises in the Kuril Islands involved more than 2.5 thousand Russian military personnel involved about 800 units of equipment, including tanks T-72B, artillery pieces, MI-8AMTSH and three ships of the Pacific fleet .

As you know, the four southern Kuril Islands became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war, Japan considers them to be its Northern territories. The peace Treaty following the war between Tokyo and Moscow have signed so far.

We will remind, in the beginning of February 2018 Japan also expressed Russia protest in connection with military exercises in the South Kuril Islands.

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