December 13, 2016 / 7:28 AM / in a year

Russia's Putin to Japanese media: Moscow wants to normalize ties with Tokyo in full - reports

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted relations with Japan to normalize in full, Russian agencies quoted Putin’s interview to Japanese media on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Lima, Peru, November 19, 2016. Picture taken November 19, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Putin also said that absence of peace treaty between Moscow and Tokyo was an anachronism. Putin plans to visit Japan on Dec. 15-16.

writing by Denis Pinchuk, editing Katya Golubkova

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