Putin proposes Russia, Japan agree historic peace deal | 2018-09-13 | daily-sun.com

Putin proposes Russia, Japan agree historic peace deal

    13 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

VLADIVOSTOK: President Vladimir Putin suggested Wednesday Russia and Japan sign a peace deal “without any preconditions” by the end of the year, a historic proposal to try to solve a territorial dispute after decades of deadlock, reports AFP.

Putin’s sudden proposal came just two days after he said that the two countries’ territorial dispute was unlikely to be settled soon.

The dispute between Russia and Japan centres on the four southernmost islands in the Kuril chain which the Soviet Union occupied at the end of World War II in 1945 but are claimed by Japan.


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