If Russia’s Kuril Islands, at the time, moved to Japan, they quickly appeared to us military bases. This was stated by President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the leadership of international agencies in the framework of SPIEF.
“It follows from the Treaty and… the signed protocols, he said. – We do not show them, but we generally know their content. I am not going to detail, although these details are known to me. But the possibility of placing on these areas of American troops there.”
He noted that such a possibility did not frighten Russia, and relations with Washington, Moscow is not going to worsen. “But we see that now happening in the United States — that this anti-Russian campaign, Russophobia, they continue. How the situation will develop, we do not know. It does not depend on us,” added the President.
He also pointed out that it is possible to achieve demilitarization of the Islands, but not enough. You need to strive to reduce tension in the region as a whole.