Japan protests over major Russian Kuril Islands naval exercises

by Bruce Jones

Japan has expressed mounting concerns over recent exercises and increased military activity carried out by Russia around the disputed southern Kuril Islands.

The Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet carried out extensive naval manoeuvres from 23–28 June around the southern Kuril Islands of Etorofu and Kunashiri, opposite northern Japan, which Tokyo has claimed as its own territory.

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