Kremlin sees no breakthrough in land dispute at Putin-Abe talks

September 2, 2016 5:43 AM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting on the sidelines of Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, September 2, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin/via REUTERS

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–úOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are unlikely to advance significantly in talks over resolving the Kurile islands dispute at their meeting on Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

"It's hardly worth expecting any breakthroughs as a result of today's meeting," he said.

(Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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