The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: on suspicion in espionage detained a citizen of Japan

Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia reported about detention of the citizen of Japan who was allegedly trying to obtain secret documents about the Russian military potential in the far East.

the name of the detainee is not disclosed. The foreign Ministry said that the incident occurred on Saturday in Vladivostok, and that the detainee was given 72 hours to leave Russia. It is reported that he did it the next day, a representative of the Embassy of Japan in Moscow was handed a note of protest and warning about the inadmissibility of actions under article the Criminal code “Espionage”.

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Earlier, the Japanese media reported that local police called in for questioning two employees of the Russian trade mission, passing on charges of passing secret information. In this case in Tokyo arrested the representative of a major telecommunications Corporation SoftBank. He allegedly handed one of the employees of the trade mission of the information technologies for land stations.

In response, the Russian Embassy in Tokyo said that the Japanese authorities “have joined the wave of anti-Russian speculations in Western spirit through anachronistic suspicion of espionage”. The Embassy added that it “contradicts the two countries agreed to creating a positive atmosphere with the goal to solve a challenge for both sides of the issues”.

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