Russia expels Japanese diplomat accused of espionage


VLADIVOSTOK, Sep 27 (Japan Times) - Russia said Monday it 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 security service said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.

The diplomat had also been soliciting information about “the impact of Western sanctions” on the eastern Primorsky region, the FSB said, according to news agencies.

Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the diplomat was ordered to leave the country within 48 hours. ...continue reading

Sep 27 (ANNnewsCH) - ロシア外務省は26日、「ロシアの安全保障上の利益に有害である」として在ウラジオストク日本総領事館の外交官の男性を拘束したと明らかにしました。  ...continue reading

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