Russian state and supervision officials will continue visiting a Kuril Islands, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pronounced on Saturday.
“Russia can't accept a protests that have come from Tokyo,” he said, responding to a ask form a Japanese contributor to criticism on Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s new outing to a Kuril Islands that has annoyed a rarely disastrous greeting in Japan.
“Protests are not gainful to normal dialog,” Lavrov pronounced during a news discussion after a assembly with a Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba. “Not a singular emanate can be solved amid ultimatums and a ratcheting adult of tension.”
“My answer to a doubt of either Russian officials will refrain from visits [to a Kurils] is, ‘No,’” he said.
Earlier in July, Medvedev arrived in Kunashir, only north of Japan’s Hokkaido Island, for his second outing to a doubtful Kuril Islands, that a Soviet Union annexed after World War II. Japan claims Kunashir, Shikotan, a Habomai Islets and Iturup as a territory.
In 2010, Medvedev sparked a tactful quarrel with Tokyo by creation a initial ever revisit by a Russian personality to a islands. He after pronounced Russia would boost a troops participation there. Japan’s afterwards primary apportion Naoto Kan called Medvedev’s revisit “inexcusable rudeness.”