moscow - It works Russia and Japan not to make peace. After World War II the Soviet Union occupied the Japanese Kurile archipelago. Tokyo wants back and Moscow refuses. The disagreement put diplomatic relations already under pressure seven decades.
The hostilities ended in 1945, but the peace was never formally signed between the two countries. About two weeks bring President Putin to visit Japan. Lavrov Minister of Foreign Affairs said Saturday in Moscow that it will not be able to overcome the odds and finally to sign a treaty. He spoke in the presence of his Japanese counterpart Kishida.
Putin spoke in October in the eastern Russian port city of Vladivostok all with Japanese Prime Minister Abe. It showed that both countries seek more economic cooperation. Putin's visit to Japan to see the two states would in December or a peace treaty is possible. However, that option still seems far away.