Tokyo protested to Moscow in connection with the trip of Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov to the Kuril Islands. This was announced by the NHK TV channel.
It is noted that the Japanese Foreign Ministry demanded that the Russian side refuse to travel to the southern Kuril Islands. The ministry stressed that such visits are incompatible with Tokyo's position on the territory.
Igor Krasnov flew around the islands of the Kuril ridge Kunashir, Shikotan and Iturup on October 16. As a result of meetings with local residents, he gave several instructions, among them: to check the quality of cellular communications and the prices of essential goods.
As a result of the Second World War, a peace treaty was not concluded between Moscow and Tokyo. The main obstacle to its signing was the unresolved territorial dispute around the southern part of the Kuriles – the islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group. The Japanese side calls the South Kuril Islands “northern territories” and does not recognize Russian sovereignty over them. Moscow, in turn, does not recognize the very fact of the territorial dispute.