Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to put an end to negotiations with Russia over the Kuril Islands. He made such a statement during a visit to his father’s grave, located in the city of Nagato (Yamaguchi Prefecture). This is reported by NHK.
I will do everything possible every day, I swear to fulfill my duties in front of the grave.
According to Abe, his father – Shintaro Abe – dealt with Russian-Japanese relations and also vowed to do everything possible to “get the situation off the ground”.