The Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in the program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on Russia 1 TV channel said that the Kremlin regrets that Russia and Japan cannot find a solution to the issues in their relationship.
"We state with regret that we have not yet managed to solve several fundamental problems," Peskov said. He stressed that Moscow has a positive attitude to the development of relations with Tokyo.
The World War II peace treaty between Russia and Japan has not been signed up until now. One of the reasons is the unresolved dispute over the ownership of the Kuril Islands, which after the war went to the USSR, but Japan considers them its territory.
Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he was ready to sign a peace agreement with Moscow, without naming specific conditions.