Russian President Vladimir Putin urged patience in efforts to resolve a territorial dispute with Japan that’s lasted since the second world war – a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who’s made striking a deal a priority. Photo: EPA

Russia’s Vladimir Putin urges patience in negotiations with Japan over disputed islands, in setback for Shinzo Abe

The dispute concerning the four islands has kept the two countries from signing a peace treaty formally ending second world war hostilities

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Russian President Vladimir Putin urged patience in efforts to resolve a territorial dispute with Japan that’s lasted since the second world war – a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who’s made striking a deal a priority. Photo: EPA
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