[Moscow = Yuichi Onoda]Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced on the 8th that “the next talks are not scheduled at this time” regarding negotiations to conclude a peace treaty with Japan. Lavrov pointed out that there is a gap between the two countries’ positions and that Japan has not responded to Russia’s concerns about the Japan-US alliance. The stagnation of peace treaty negotiations was once again highlighted. Ital Tass reported the remarks of the lecture given in Vladivostok, Far East. Full-scale peace treaty negotiations between Japan and Russia have not been held for more than a year, and it is difficult to predict when the next summit and ministerial talks will be held. Mr. Labrov demanded that the Japanese side “conclude a peace treaty after resolving the territorial dispute,” but although Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to conclude a “comprehensive peace treaty,” he said. “After resolving the territorial dispute,” he said he did not agree. In addition, the Russian side is seeking a guarantee that the Japan-US alliance will not pose a threat to Russia, but the Japanese side declined to respond and pointed out that it is rather strengthening the Japan-US alliance. He also argued that Russia’s protests against economic development and military exercises on the four northern islands were unjustified. Regarding the Japan-Russia Peace Treaty, former Prime Minister Abe and Mr Putin negotiated in November 2018 based on the 1956 Soviet-Japanese Joint Declaration that “the Soviet Union will hand over the Habomai Islands and Shitanjima to Japan after the conclusion of the peace treaty.” Agreed to accelerate. After that, Russia strengthened its position that it should conclude a peace treaty of the good-neighbor friendship treaty type that shelved the territorial dispute, and it can be said that it is reluctant to negotiate, such as establishing a new clause “prohibition of territorial ceding” in last year’s constitutional amendment. Is shown.