The Kremlin doubts the possibility of implementing the initiative of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to limit the cost of the export price of Russian oil.
„We talked about this initiative of Mr. Kishida. And we talked about the fact that this is only a voiced initiative. No consolidated decisions on this matter have been made and, frankly, it is doubtful whether such decisions can be made,” the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation told reporters Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the proposal of the Japanese Prime Minister.
He was asked if there would be any consequences for the Japanese shareholders of Sakhalin-2 after Kishida voiced his offer. „I can’t answer right now,” a spokesman said.
Peskov was also asked to comment on a recent publication by Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, in which he reacted to the Japanese Prime Minister’s statement about limiting the export price of Russian oil.
„Japan takes an extremely unfriendly position towards the Russian Federation. And in any case, such an extremely unfriendly position does not at all contribute to the development of trade and economic relations, which include the energy dialogue too,” Peskov said.