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Kremlin hails Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe as ‘patriot’

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The Kremlin on Friday said it was saddened by the death of Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe and hailed him as a “patriot.”

“We are deeply saddened by the news from Japan,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said shortly after a Japanese hospital confirmed Abe was pronounced dead after being shot at a campaign event. “Abe was truly a patriot of Japan.”

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