Russian president says Russia’s deployment in the South Kuril Islands, modern weapons and equipment
2010 年 11 January, Russian President Medvedev Chanan Kuril Islands (Japan said the four northern islands) after the country’s southernmost island, which is the Russian president for the first time there is a dispute between Russia and Japan visited the island. Xinhua News Agency/Russia’s new
MOSCOW, February 9 (Xinhua correspondent Gengrui Bin) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in Moscow on 9 May, the South Kuril Islands (Japan said that the four northern islands) is of strategic significance, is Russia does not split the territory.
Medvedev meeting with Russian Defense Minister and Regional Development Minister stressed that all measures should be taken to strengthen the Russian presence in the region. Meanwhile, Russia is willing to develop good-neighborly and friendly relations between all its neighbors, including the South Kuril Islands, a number of projects to cooperate.
Medvedev believes that priority should be to accelerate the economic development of the South Kuril Islands, it is no longer confined to fisheries and geothermal development. He said that there are abundant tourism resources, the need from abroad, especially from neighboring countries to bring in capital to speed up local infrastructure, improve living standards in the island.
Medvedev said that Russia deployed in the South Kuril Islands, modern weapons and equipment, can completely guarantee the security of the region. He also asked Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov deployment of weapons in the region to monitor the situation.
Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan in Tokyo at the National Assembly demanded the return of the Northern Territory, said Medvedev to visit the country in November last year the island after the move was “intolerable acts of brutal.” In response, Russian presidential aide Prikhodko went on to say, both now and in the future, Russia’s sovereignty over the South Kuril Islands, will not change. Russian leaders visit any area of ??domestic and resolve the urgent problems of local livelihood, there is no need to go through “any” license. Russian leaders will continue to visit this area of ??work.
Kamchatka Peninsula and Kuril Islands, located between Hokkaido, the southern islands Habomai, Shikotan, Etorofu the country and after Japan’s four islands are known as the four northern islands. For a long time, Russia and Japan on the ownership of four islands and do not compromise.