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MOSCOW (Kyodo) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has indicated that conditions are not yet ripe for Russia and Japan to achieve a breakthrough in the decades-old territorial dispute over four Russian-controlled islands off Hokkaido.

“It is necessary (for the two countries) to prepare the conditions, to develop the relations in all directions,” Putin said during a group interview ahead of his visit to Japan on Monday.

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