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    Japanese Consul Motoka Tatsunori, who was detained for collecting classified information in Vladivostok, was released. This was reported on Tuesday, September 27 by “RIA Novosti” a source in the law enforcement agencies of the region.

    ” He was released,” the agency’s interlocutor said.

    Earlier that day, Russian Ambassador to Tokyo Mikhail Galuzin was summoned to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, where he was protested because of the detention of the Japanese consul in Vladivostok.

    Tatsunori was detained the day before when he received information of limited distribution.

    According to the FSB, the consul was detained when he received, for a monetary reward, information of limited distribution on topical aspects of Russia‘s cooperation with one of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The documents also discussed the impact of Western sanctions policy on the economic situation in Primorsky Krai.

    In connection with the actions of the diplomat, Moscow strongly protested Japan. It is noted that Consul Motoki Tatsunori has been declared persona non grata, he must leave Russia within 48 hours. statements about Russia‘s pivot to the east amid Western sanctions are unfair. He noted that the Asia-Pacific region has always been very important for Moscow both for trade and economic relations and in terms of energy dialogue.

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