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Russia conducts military drills on isles disputed with Japan -media

World Mar 26, 2022 01:45AM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows Kunashiri Island, one of four islands known as the Southern Kuriles in Russia and Northern Territories in Japan, is seen in this photo taken 2005. REUTERS/Kyodo

(Reuters) - Russia was conducting drills on islands claimed by Tokyo, Japanese media said on Saturday, days after Moscow halted peace talks with Japan because of its sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Russia's Eastern Military District said it was conducting military drills on the Kuril islands with more than 3,000 troops and hundreds of pieces of army equipment, Russia's Interfax news agency said Friday.

It did not say where on the island chain, connecting Russia's Kamchatka peninsula and Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, the drills were taking place. Japanese media said they were on territory the Soviet Union seized at the end of World War Two that is claimed by Tokyo.

Japan's Foreign Ministry and Prime Minister's Office could not be reached outside business hours to comment on the exercises.

The territorial dispute over the four islets - which Russia says are part of its Kuril chain and which Japan calls its Northern Territories - has prevented Tokyo and Moscow from reaching a peace treaty formally ending hostilities.

Japan reacted angrily on Tuesday after Russia withdrew from long-running treaty talks and froze joint economic projects related to the islands, in retaliation for Japan joining Western sanctions over Moscow's month-old invasion.

Russia's exercises involved repelling amphibious warfare, including destroying defence aircraft carrying troops and testing skills to operate fire control systems of anti-tank guided missiles, Interfax said.

"In addition to this, units of the Air Defense Forces are carrying out a set of measures to detect, identify and destroy aircraft of a mock enemy that would carry out an airborne assault," the agency cited the District's press service as saying.

Russia conducts military drills on isles disputed with Japan -media
 

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gab nea
gab nea Mar 26, 2022 7:43AM ET
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if putin's russia said it then it must be a lie,
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Klaudio Dautaj Mar 26, 2022 7:43AM ET
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yes interfax is a non-governmental news agency. Still based in Moscow and subject to Russian law. I'm sure no one dares to write something critical of the Kremlin anymore because they would otherwise have to spend 15 years in prison or a work camp.
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Klaudio Dautaj Mar 26, 2022 5:38AM ET
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I trink Not because Japan is Nato Member, but it can all happen. that might have an impact on Japanese jen.
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A_Jaundiced_Eye Mar 26, 2022 5:38AM ET
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Japan does not belong to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO and Japan work together, but are not treaty-bound.
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Klaudio Dautaj Mar 26, 2022 5:38AM ET
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Ah ok, i thinked Japan is member by thr Nato. Thanks for the Info
 
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