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Russia has banned Japan the search for the remains of prisoners of war in Transbaikalia

Россия запретила Японии поиски останков военнопленных в Забайкалье

Russia has refused Japan in the new stage of excavations to find the remains of prisoners of war on the territory of Zabaykalsky Krai. On it informs TV channel NHK. Tokyo has linked this decision with his statement that handed Russia the remains of 597 prisoners of war during the Second world war may not belong to the Japanese.

According to TV channel, Japanese authorities knew about the discrepancy data previously transferred the remains for a long time, but did not advertise it and did not attempt to return the artifacts. Now the Ministry of health, labour and welfare of Japan wants to communicate with representatives of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, to discuss the situation and to seek permission to conduct new excavations.

In Transbaikalia after the Second world war were camps in which Japanese POWs were held. Information about the victims began airing in Japan in 1991, after the visit of the President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev. At the end of September in Russia was supposed to arrive, a group of researchers to search for the remains of the dead.

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