Japan requested that Russia suspended military exercises in Russia’s response Etorofu Island can not stop
Dmitry Medvedev in the “Peter the Great” on the inspection of the Russian military exercises.
China news agency, Tokyo, July 7 (Reporter Sun Ran) – Japanese Chief Cabinet Sengoku 7 on the evening that do not want to exercise influence Etorofu Island Russia relations. He said, “We must distinguish between these two issues.”
7 on 5, for Russia has Etorofu Island in the Northern Territory’s large-scale military exercises, Japan had formal diplomatic protest . Japan through the Embassy in Moscow to the Russian Foreign Ministry said, “in accordance with Japanese law, the Northern Territory are Japanese territory, engage in military exercises we can not accept, deeply regret.” And want to immediately stop the exercise.
Russia said that “in accordance with Russian law, the Northern Territory is our territory, we can not stop the exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to combat terrorists, drugs and international crime, not against a particular country.”
called Russia the “Vostok 2010″ military exercises twenty thousand soldiers to participate. Which Etorofu Island in the Northern Territory had more than 1,500 soldiers and 200 military vehicles scale exercises.
Russia, the exercise began on June 29, while in Canada on 26 June at the G8 summit, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan also with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for the first time talks. Naoto Kan, said the problem in the Northern Territory, “This is not solve the problem, as long as both sides have the will, can we find a win-win solution to the road.”
a long time, Russia (including the Soviet period) and Japan has been in the ownership of the four northern islands there are differences. July 2009, the Japanese Diet passed “to promote the Northern Territories and other problem-solving Special Measures Law” amendment to the provisions of the first time the four northern islands of Japan “territory.” Immediately, the Russian Federation Council issued a statement saying that Japan move was “an insult to the Russian people.” Resolve the territorial dispute between the two countries continue to smoke, but the exercise is considered the territory of friction between the two countries is heating up again.