From Japan to Russia….. With love

Vladimir Putin surprised Shinzo Abe by proposing that both countries end their bickering with a post-World War II peace treaty with no strings attached by year’s end.   The sudden offer would mean shelving negotiations over the sovereignty of Russia- held, Japan-claimed islands. This peace treaty is contrary to Tokyo's version that a peace treaty should come after the settlement of the territorial issue not before it.   [caption id="attachment_241135" align="aligncenter" width="580"] photo credit to: https://qz.com[/caption]   Putin said that the idea simply came to his mind to put Japan at ease during a regional economic forum in Vladivostok. Japanese PM... Register/Login

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