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CCS Suga refrains from commenting on Putin’s remark on U.S. bases in Northern Territories

NHK reported online that concerning Russian President Putin’s statement yesterday that in its territorial talks with Japan Russia must consider whether the U.S. plans to establish military bases in the Northern Territories, CCS Suga said at a news conference this morning: “Making comments outside the negotiations about Japan’s policies and thinking regarding them could have a negative effect on the talks. Therefore, I will refrain from answering questions on this subject.”



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