Contents tagged with South Kurils

  • US will not deploy troops in South Kurils if given to Japan

    The US does not intend to deploy troops on the southern Kuril islands if Russia gives them back to Japan, Lieutenant General Jerry Martinez, Commander of the US Forces in Japan, said in a press conference. 

    “At this stage the US has no plans to deploy troops there,” Martinez said. 

    On January 5, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe said that the Japan-Russia peace treaty negotiations had reached a “decisive moment”. He noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin also wants to put an end to the …