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Russia to conduct military training in Northern Territories 

Sankei highlighted the disclosure by a source involved in Russo-Japanese relations that the Russian government has informed the GOJ that its military plans to carry out a live-fire exercise on Etorofu Island starting today, noting that Moscow has conducted various drills on the Northern Territories lately apparently in a bid to cement its effective control of the disputed islands. Tokyo reportedly lodged a protest over the planned training.    

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