Japan’s Defense Minister expressed his protest against the deployment of troops in the Kuril Islands

The Minister of defense of Japan Tomomi Inada protested against the deployment of Russian divisions on the southern Kuril Islands and the stationing there of rockets of a class “earth – ship”. According to the news Agency Kyodo, she said this at a bilateral meeting in Tokyo with defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

In 2016 on the South Kuril Islands Iturup and Kunashir have been placed coastal missile complexes “Bastion” and “Ball”. In 2015, there were put on combat duty anti-aircraft missile systems “tor-M2U”. Now the possibility of creating a Pacific fleet’s base on the Islands of the Great Kuril ridge.