December 18, 2019 / 1:05 AM / a month ago

Japan demands early release of fishermen detained by Russia-Kyodo

TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Japan’s foreign ministry has demanded the early release of fishermen detained by Russia, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday.

Russian border guards seized five Japanese fishing boats the previous day and took them to one of the Russian-held islands claimed by Japan, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported earlier. (Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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