Russian missile launchers move into position on Matua Island, part of the Kurils Islands chain, in 2021. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Handout via AP
Russian missile launchers move into position on Matua Island, part of the Kurils Islands chain, in 2021. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Handout via AP
Japan

Japan’s ‘anti-Russian course’ makes a WWII peace treaty ‘impossible’, Moscow says

  • Russia and Japan haven’t formally ended WWII hostilities because of a stand-off over the Kuril Islands, which Tokyo claims as its Northern Territories
  • Tokyo’s ‘openly unfriendly positions’ and ‘direct threats’ made signing a treaty unthinkable, Moscow’s deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday

Russian missile launchers move into position on Matua Island, part of the Kurils Islands chain, in 2021. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Handout via AP
Russian missile launchers move into position on Matua Island, part of the Kurils Islands chain, in 2021. Photo: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Handout via AP
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