Russia, Japan: Putin Tries to Tempt Abe With a Surprise Offer

MIN READSep 12, 2018 | 20:35 GMT


Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise offer to Japan at the Eastern Economic Forum on Sept. 12. During a panel discussion alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Putin remarked that the two sides should conclude a World War II peace treaty by the end of 2018 without preconditions and build on that foundation "to resolve all the controversial issues." This treaty has been stalled for decades because of a thorny territorial dispute over the southern Kuril Islands. ...

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