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Japan protests against Russian military installations on Kuril Islands

IANS  |  Tokyo 

has lodged a complaint with over the installation of military barracks on two islands in the that are claimed by Japan, a government said on Wednesday.

The protest was made on Tuesday after the Russian media announced the construction of four barracks on the islands of and -- the largest islands in southern Kuril, as well as plans to construct other military facilities, news reported.

said that had used diplomatic channels to submit a formal protest with and it would continue negotiations to resolve the issue and sign a peace treaty between the two countries.

Four islands of the archipelago's 56 were occupied during World War II by Russia, which has been involved in a dispute with over their sovereignty ever since. The issue is a main point of contention between and



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First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 13:14 IST