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Government spokesman comments on transit of Russian ships through Tsugaru Strait  

  • March 18, 2022
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri focused on Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno’s comment yesterday on four Russian landing ships’ passage through the Tsugaru Strait between Honshu and Hokkaido from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Japan on Wednesday. “There is a possibility that the ships are transporting troops and tanks for operations in the Ukrainian theater,” the government spokesperson was quoted as saying. “Russia is mobilizing troops from around the country…. We are watching the movements of the Russian armed forces in the Far East with grave concern.”    

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