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TOKYO, September 29. /ITAR-TASS/. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, when speaking in the parliament on Monday, called for a dialogue with Russia over Ukraine.
Days after Japan imposed additional sanctions on Russia, Abe said Tokyo would work with the international community to stabilize the situation in Ukraine and urge Moscow to be a responsible state through dialogue. Japan will also continue talks aimed at concluding a peace treaty with Russia, the prime minister said.
On September 26, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov told reporters that it was not ruled out that the Russian and Japanese leaders would meet during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in China in mid-November. When asked when the Russian president may visit Japan, Ushakov said the date for the visit was not discussed yet through diplomatic channels.