Russia’s sovereignty over the Kuril Islands undisputed – upper house speaker

map_kuril_iclandsRussia’s sovereignty over the Kuril Islands is undisputed, and it is not subject to revision or question, the speaker of the Russian upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko, said on Tuesday. “There are no negotiations on the transfer of two or all of the islands, because there are no grounds for this,” Sputnik quoted Matviyenko as saying during a visit to Japan. Both Japan and Russia are interested in signing a peace treaty, and diplomatic consultations have taken place, she added. Matviyenko also said Moscow is ready to conduct joint economic activities on the islands, but only under Russia’s jurisdiction, TASS reported.

– RT

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