Japan-Russia tensions: Japan mulls response to Russian missiles
Politics12:15 Nov. 23, 2016

Japan mulls response to Russian missiles

Moscow earlier deployed its anti-ship systems on two Kuril Islands 

Japan says it will consider ‘appropriate' measures in response to the Russian anti-ship missile systems, deployed on the disputed Kuril Islands.

This is according to Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, country's public broadcaster NHK reports.

Read also: Is Russia shipping nuclear-capable cruise missiles to the Baltic?

Moscow deployed its missiles on two islands – Iturup and Kunashir, controlled by Russia and claimed by Japan.

The systems, Bal and Bastion, were reportedly moved for military drills, according to Russian media.

Japan has a claim on four of the Kuril Islands, all of them are controlled by Moscow.

Read also: Japan and Russia could solve a dispute over Kuril islands by the end of year

Russia says the disputed islands became part of the USSR's territory as a result of the World War II.


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