Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe signal no resolution on island dispute

No resolution after a two-day summit to a decades-long territorial dispute between Russia and Japan

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 16, 2016, 14:23 PM IST
Vladimir Putin, Shinzo Abe signal no resolution on island dispute

Tokyo: Russia and Japan on Friday signalled there was that has blocked them from achieving a peace treaty to formally end World War II hostilities.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that it would be "naive to think the issues could be easily resolved.

Abe concurred, saying it is "not easy".