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Russia expels eight Japanese diplomats in tit-for-tat move

April 27 – Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it was expelling eight Japanese diplomats in a retaliatory move as it criticized Japan for taking an “openly hostile anti-Russian course”.

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The ministry said it had summoned a representative of the Japanese embassy in Moscow and told him the eight diplomats must leave Russia by May 10.

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(The story corrects second paragraph to show the ministry summoned a Japanese embassy representative without specifying title, not the ambassador.)

Reporting by Reuters

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APRIL 27, 2022

https://www.reuters.com/world/russia-expels-eight-japanese-diplomats-tit-for-tat-move-2022-04-27/

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