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Russia’s FSB says detained Japanese diplomat suspected of spying: agencies

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Russia’s FSB security service said Monday they had detained a Japanese diplomat based in the eastern city of Vladivostok for carrying out espionage-related work and declared the official person non grata, news agencies reported.

“A Japanese diplomat was detained red-handed while receiving classified information, in exchange for money, about Russia’s cooperation with another country in the Asia-Pacific region,” the FSB said in a statement, carried by Russian news agencies.


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