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Ukrainian Embassy removes tweet inviting foreigners to join “international legion” 

  • March 3, 2022
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Mainichi wrote that the Ukrainian Embassy in Tokyo removed on Wednesday a tweet from its account inviting foreigners to join the country’s “international legion.” The paper wrote that although about 70 Japanese people had contacted the embassy to convey their willingness to volunteer, the embassy removed the message ahead of Ambassador Korsunsky’s meeting with Foreign Minister Hayashi on Wednesday, during which the Ukrainian envoy expressed his nation’s appreciation for Japan’s donation of $200 million to the country in financial and humanitarian aid. Hayashi told reporters on Tuesday that his ministry has issued an evacuation advisory for all of Ukraine and advised people not to travel there for any purpose. Yomiuri wrote that Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno sent the same warning during a regular press briefing on Wednesday. 

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