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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow deplores the attempt of the Japanese authorities to combine their territorial claims against Russia with the actions of the Russian side on its own territory. She therefore commented on the statement by Katsunobu Kato, Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan, who expressed her dissatisfaction with the military exercises in the southern Kuril Islands.
The diplomat noted that Tokyo is continuing to try to implement just such a policy of “ perseverance worthy of better implementation.“ p>
Japanese diplomats have previously stated that they protested through diplomatic channels in connection with the exercise on Kuril Islands.