OREANDA-NEWS. The Japanese foreign Ministry on Friday protested to Russia in connection with the trip of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Krasnov to the southern part of the Kuril Islands. This was reported by NHK public television.

According to him, the protest was made to the Russian Embassy in Tokyo on behalf of the Director of the European Department of the Japanese foreign Ministry. It was noted, the TV channel reports, that the visit of the Prosecutor General contradicts the position of Japan regarding the ownership of the Islands of the southern part of the Kuril Islands.

As reported by NHK, on October 5, Tokyo made a presentation to Russia, asking to cancel the trip of Igor Krasnov.

On Friday, Prosecutor General Krasnov was on the island of Iturup. In the southern part of the Kuril Islands, as reported by TASS, he led, in particular, the reception of citizens.

Since the middle of the last century, Moscow and Tokyo have been holding intermittent consultations on the development of a peace Treaty following the Second world war. The main obstacle to its conclusion was the question of belonging to the southern part of the Kuril Islands. In 1945, the entire archipelago was incorporated into the Soviet Union, but the Japanese side disputes the ownership of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the group of uninhabited Islands, which in Japan is called Habomai. The Russian foreign Ministry has repeatedly stressed that Russian sovereignty over them, which has the appropriate international legal form, is not subject to doubt.