The foreign Ministry commented on the protest in Tokyo because of the exercises in the Kuril Islands

© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Aproperate in fotobanka of Yuzhno-Kurilsk. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry commented on the protest in Tokyo because of the exercises in the Kuril Islands© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Aproperate the image Bank

Moscow rejects demarches in Tokyo about the actions of Russia in the Kuril Islands, and the statements of the authorities of Japan are detrimental to the positive atmosphere of bilateral relations, the statement said Russian foreign Ministry.

The Ministry noted that cases of the strange behavior of the Japanese side: the younger diplomats from the Embassy of Japan in Moscow, often by phone, state a claim against Russia that policymakers in Tokyo then issued for official protests.

«I strongly reject such moves because Russia has a sovereign right to any activity on its territory, including measures to strengthen national defense capability. These actions in no way directed against neighboring States, and are exclusively an internal affair of our country», — said in a statement.

The Ministry added that such cases «megaphone» diplomacy, from Tokyo detrimental to the atmosphere of bilateral relations and hinder the development of Russian-Japanese relations.

The foreign Ministry believe that any emerging issues should not be removed with the help of «funeral protests», and through dialogue.

Earlier, chief Secretary to the government of Japan Acehide Suga said that Tokyo said Moscow protest over plans to hold a shooting in the area of «Northern territories» as in Japan called the Russian Kuril Islands of Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and Habomai.

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